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TRANSPORTNET - European Transport Research and Education Network - Training Courses

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 29517

  • Start date

    1 February 2006

  • End date

    31 January 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO - UNIVERSIDADE TECNICA DE LISBOA

Portugal

Objective

Good and reliable transportation systems contribute to economic growth and development, to cultural and social exchange and to the improvement of human relations. Mobility of people and goods is thus a central issue in today's societies. However, the increasing flows of transport also generate considerable external costs, such as: environmental damage, accidents, congestion, infrastructure, damage, etc.

The education and training of young researchers in this field is one of the major targets of TRANSPORTNET, a network of eight European leading universities involved in transport research and education: Universiteit Antwerp (UA), Instituto Superior Tecnico Lisboa (IST), Universität Karlsruhe (IWW), Universita di Genova (UNIGE-DIEM), Ecole Polytechnique Federal e de Lausanne (EFPL), Technische Universiteit Delft (TUD), Laboratoire d'Economie des Transports Lyon (LET), and University of the Aegean (STTAEGEAN).

The network was setup in 2003 having its main purpose the co-operation in the field of transportation research and research training. This is and will continue to be realised by the exchange of Professors in the Master, PhD and post-doctoral programmes, the exchange of students, the organisation of summer courses and master classes, the co-operation in research programmes, and the creation of a European PhD programme in Transportation.

It is the strategic option of the network to have a consistent approach between the research streams, where early stage researchers will develop, and the training courses where synergies can be obtained through the interaction with practitioners and more senior researchers. The two instruments are seen as rather complementary for the consolidation of research strengths in transportation.

As part of this strategy the network submitted a previous proposal to the Marie Curie call for early stage research Training (now under negotiation), which is now complemented with this series of training courses.

Coordinator

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO - UNIVERSIDADE TECNICA DE LISBOA

Address

Av Rovisco Pais 1
Lisbon

Portugal

Participants (7)

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FÉDÉRAL DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TH)

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN

Greece

UNIVERSITÀ DI GENOVA

Italy

UNIVERSITÉ LUMIÈRE LYON 2

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 29517

  • Start date

    1 February 2006

  • End date

    31 January 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO - UNIVERSIDADE TECNICA DE LISBOA

Portugal