About the School

The Summer School is a two-week program designed to enhance your expertise and comprehension of how software is redefining the automotive industry.

You will participate in interesting lectures, workshops, case studies and engage in challenging tasks led by research and industry experts from University of Salento, Porsche Engineering and Nardò Technical Center, who will mentor you throughout the whole program.

The school will take place in Lecce, in southern Italy, where you will have the opportunity to visit one of Europe's largest proving grounds and learn about state-of-the-art automotive validation and development.

Master automotive software excellence!

What's in it for you?

Expand your know-how with the help of leading experts on automotive software.
Network with a diverse team of enthusiastic youngsters like you.
Move forward in your professional field.
Have the chance to get an inside look at Porsche Engineering proving ground: Nardò Technical Center.
Get the credits you need as a PhD Student.
Gain the ultimate experience for future automotive development.

The Topics

  • Security
  • Automated & Connected Driving
  • IoT
  • Green Software Development
  • Big Data
  • Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • 5G & V2X
  • Validation & Verification
  • AI
  • Software in the Loop


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University of Salento

The Università del Salento is a young dynamic university, keen to expand and to prove itself at a national and international level. From law to science, economics to engineering, humanities to media studies, the university provides academic pathways to a range of professions as well as post-graduate and specialist courses tailor made to meet the needs of the workplace. The Università del Salento has grown rapidly in recent years, consolidating and reinforcing its role as the keystone of the local cultural and social system.

Nardò Technical Center

Nardò Technical Center in Apulia—since 2012 operated by Porsche Engineering — develops and tests the connected and intelligent vehicle of the future. Nardò Technical Center offers state-of-the-art engineering services for testing the cars of more than 90 car manufacturers worldwide. Nardò Technical Center's high-speed ring in Salento is unique in the world with a length of 12.6 kilometers, allowing vehicles to be tested under extreme conditions.


Porsche Engineering

Porsche Engineering

Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.

Taycan Turbo S: electricity consumption combined 26.0 kWh/100 km (NEDC); 23.4 – 21.9 kWh/100 km (WLTP); Combined CO₂ emissions 0 g/km

Taycan Turbo: electricity consumption combined 26.0 kWh/100 km (NEDC); 23.6 – 20.2 kWh/100 km (WLTP); Combined CO₂ emissions 0 g/km

Taycan 4S: electricity consumption combined 25.4 kWh/100 km (NEDC); 19.8 kWh/100 km (WLTP); Combined CO₂ emissions 0 g/km

Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.