New Graduate School for intelligent transport systems
At the turn of the year, a new Graduate School for research on intelligent transport systems will be established. Six universities and colleges will participate in the network. LiU is the host university.
A Graduate School is a structured organization for postgrads who work with similar projects.
"We were chosen to be the host university because of our long-term research of intelligent transport systems, "explains Jan Lundgren, professor in traffic informatics.
Intelligent transport systems research deals with the application of information and communications technology to transport infrastructure and vehicles. It concerns, for example, control of traffic jams and congestion, driver information, logistics, toll roads and bridges, and passenger payment systems.
Recruitment of six doctoral students at LiU is underway. The other network members are the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm) Chalmers University of Technology, Lund University, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Dalarna University College.
"The Graduate School will work closely with players in the vehicle industry," Jan Lundgren continues.
The Graduate School is funded by the Swedish Road Administration, The Swedish Rail Administration and Vinnova (the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems).
Last updated: 2009-06-03