Raise awareness among young female engineers

Women in Transport

One of MUNER’s main goals is to promote a better gender balance in the automotive industry, which is still heavily male-oriented. To this end, it promotes activities to involve and attract new generations of young women.

The Summer School – Women in Transport, organised with the support of the Fondazione Marco Biagi, offers a full immersion experience in the automotive world with the aim of raising awareness among young women and bringing them closer to the transport sector, overcoming gender stereotypes. The initiative also offers incoming orientation activities for the Masters Courses offered by MUNER.

The program is integrated with practical experiences of the history and innovation of the Italian automotive sector, as well as local beauty and culture.

The initiative is endorsed by Women in Transport – EU Platform for Change, the European Commission’s platform to promote women’s employment and equal opportunities for women and men in the transport sector.



On-campus residential program focused on the automotive industry, offering a variety of academic, business, and social content.


Young female students from Europe (both EU and non-EU) who have obtained/are enrolled in a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Applications from students in other fields (architecture, chemistry, physics…) are also accepted; applications and relevant competencies will be evaluated in the interview.


2-week program, June 30 – July 13 2024.


On site in Modena, at the Department of Eningeering Enzo Ferrari.


Lectures, workshops and seminars at the Department of Engineering Enzo Ferrari (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia).

Cultural activities and social events to immerse participants in Italian culture, Factory Tours and meetings with Motor Valley businesswomen. Practical experience with the Formula SAE team, final round table session on the topic of a diverse work environment.

All activities are held in English.


The school has a limited number of places, which varies from year to year, but is usually around 20.

Places will be allocated on the basis of candidate assessment.


The application process consists of filling out a form and sending a CV and motivation letter. Candidates will be selected through an interview to assess their skills, motivation and language level.

The deadline for applications is May 10, 2024. Interviews will be held online during the week of 13 to 17 May.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by email no later than May 21, 2024.

Upon notification of acceptance, payment of the fee is required to complete the registration.

Selection Criteria:
  • Fluency in English
  • Be enrolled in or have recently completed a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/STEM subjects
  • Motivation and commitment

Candidates will be selected on the basis of the Scientific Committee’s final assessment of the above criteria. Selected candidates will be informed by e-mail about the registration procedure.

Important Remarks:

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An online information meeting will be held on Thursday 14 March at 18:00 (local time), open to all who are interested in the programme. To attend you must register here: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/3da7daab-06d2-4505-94fd-769595f19cd9@e787b025-3fc6-4802-874a-9c988768f892


Fee for the 2024 edition: € 600 /student.

Upon notification of acceptance, payment of the fee is compulsory to finalise the subscription.

The fee includes:
– Overnight stay from Sunday, June 30th to Saturday, July 13th in a hotel in the historical center of Modena.
– breakfast
– All transfers for the activities on the agenda
– all the activities on the agenda: workshops, guided tours, conferences, etc.

Not included in the fee:
– flight/train/travel to and from Modena
– Lunches and dinners


For any inquiries and/or additional information about the program, please write to: wit@motorvehicleuniversity.com

Information Meeting – Women in Transport 2024

An online information session was held on 14 March to present the new edition of the Summer School Women In Transport, to provide information and to clear up any doubts of potential participants in the call for applications.

Muner University in collaboration with