PhD School of Logistics
This year’s Summer School of the Graduate School of Logistics will take place from September 4 to 8, 2017 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics in Dortmund. The focus is on ‘Interdisciplinary Science’. Participants from different countries and disciplines, international scientists and experts from Center of Excellence Logistics and IT work together intensively for one week. Theory becomes practice.
Following the mission statement of the Graduate School of Logistics, the program provides a balanced mix of theoretical foundations and practical implementation. In addition to keynotes, we offer hands-on workshops in the laboratories of Fraunhofer IML and a Live Case Study in a Company. You will act in interdisciplinary groups, create new ideas and work on concrete examples from the business world.
The Live Case Study combines an excursion to a company, with expert interviews and the possibility to work on a concrete problem. Digitalization or “Industry 4.0” stands for networking, new technologies and exchange across departments and disciplines. In our Live Case Study we live Industry 4.0 and develop five solution concepts in five teams. The company will award the best concept.
In the Design Thinking Workshop, we go one step further. Here, concrete ideas for common scientific papers and innovative products will be developed. Particularly brilliant ideas have the possibility to be promoted through the Digital Hub Logistics. In addition, the Center of Excellence Logistics and IT provides an ideal network for joint publications.
International guests will present the topics Collaborative Research, Digital Business Engineering and Digital Transformation, Gamification, Operations Management and Simulation from the USA, Sweden, Spain and Germany. In addition, we will offer an Escape Game.
The PhD School of Logistics offers a network of international doctoral students and international scientist from the logistics sector. All participants will be members of the network and can benefit from cooperation and exchange.
- You are a doctoral student in logistics, mechanical engineering, computer science or business engineering.
- You are planning to participate in the entire program.
- You can tell us your motivation for participating.
- You are interested in a program with scientific and practical aspects.
- You want to be a member of an important logistics network.
- You want to learn from international scientists.
- You want to face challenges from practice.
- You are ready to work hard and creative for one week.
Suggestions for accommodation
TRYP Dortmund Hotel
Emil-Figge Strasse 41
(15 minutes walk to event location)
(Close to the “Kreuzviertel” – a district with many bars and restaurants)
The Summer School will take place from September 04-08, 2017 at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, Dortmund, Germany.
Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics
44227 Dortmund, Germany
How to arrive?
Dortmund offers good train connections to major German cities. If you travel by plane, you might directly fly to Dortmund from some European cities. Often flying to Düsseldorf Airport will be the most convenient choice. Düsseldorf International Airport is only 0.45 hours from Dortmund Main Station. Finally, Frankfurt Airport could be reached by train within 2.12 hours.
To get from Dortmund Airport to campus, you may take the “AirportExpress” bus which takes you directly to Dortmund Central Station within 20 minutes of time. At Central Station go to platform 7 and take the S1 (in direction Solingen Hbf). Get off at “Dortmund Universität” station. For more information press here.
If you plan to get to campus from Düsseldorf Airport, you may take the S-Bahn (S1, direction: “Dortmund Hauptbahnhof”) which takes you to “Dortmund Universität” station directly within 1.10 hours of time. It usually departs from platform 5.
To get to Fraunhofer IML by car on the A45, take the exit ‚Eichlinghofen/Universiät‘. Stay on the road Universitätsstrasse, drive eastward and follow the direction sign to ‚Technologiepark/Universität‘. After passing an intersection with traffic lights take the first turn left. The street that you are on now is called Hauert. Follow the street until you come to the second road intersection with traffic lights – turn right. Now you are on Emil-Figge-Strasse. The institute is on the left side of the road.
You will find parking lots behind the institute. Please follow the sign “Einfahrt 2” in Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Straße. The main entrance of the institute is signposted.