Master Thesis “Key Context Indicators for Smart City Developments”

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 03 Jun 2022

We are Austria’s largest research and technology organisation and an international player in applied research for innovative infrastructure solutions. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Energy in Vienna invites applications for a:

Master Thesis “Key Context Indicators for Smart City Developments”


• To support cities in their development into Smart Cities, transferability and scalability of Smart City solutions are important components for their implementation.

• You are involved in an initiative to identify the key Contexts of Smart City developments.

• As part of this master thesis, you will deal intensively with the topic of analyses of Smart City Solutions to identify success factors beyond pure performance indicators.


• Under the guidance of our team, you will collect practice examples from Smart City Lighthouse projects.

• You will carry out a literature review on methodologies to describe the key contextual factors for (un-) successful solutions.

• You will create a qualitative research design (questionnaire for expert interviews).

• You will evaluate the results obtained to generate a categorization of these contextual success-factors.


• You will gain experience in the area of Smart Cities, sustainable urban development, and living labs projects.

• You will create key context indicators for the transferability of Smart city solutions.

• You will gain experience in an international group of scientists and build up your professional network.

• You will initiate and collaborate in writing scientific publications.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

• Master’s studies in the field of Urban Planning, Integrative urban Development, Spatial information Management with cross-domain knowledge being a plus.

• Good knowledge in Social-Economic development, Smart City Strategy, Urban Development.

• Enjoyment to tackle application-oriented questions of cities

• High level of commitment and team spirit

• Good knowledge of English and German in word and writing

What to expect:

EUR 828,-- gross per month for 20 hours/week based on the collective agreement. There will be additional company benefits. You will be part of our international Young AIT network. As a research institution, we are familiar with the supervision and execution of master theses and we are looking forward to supporting you accordingly.

At AIT, the promotion of women is important to us - that's why we are especially looking forward to applications from female students!


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