Academics in public transport
the application of research results in public transport practice is beneficial
for both researchers and practitioners. It enables practitioners to benefit from
the latest research findings, and it helps developing research themes to be grounded
in current issues for the public transport sector.
See the UITP Academic Network
Assessing the benefits of public transport
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UITP Academic Network
Introduction - Missions and issues - List
of members - Information for members - Directory
of Educational Programmes
The Academic Network was founded in 2003 and gathers more than 50 academic members
coming from more than 20 countries to exchange knowledge on the future developments
of the public transport sector.
It aims to position the network as a pool of scientific expertise that could
be mobilized and put in relation with practitioners around specific issues.
Its missions are to brief UITP and its members on the latest progress in all
scientific disciplines related to urban and regional public transport, to close
the gap between theory and real-life experience of public transport companies,
and to help improve education through a fruitful exchange between research and
“The Academic Network is presided by a Steering Board composed of 4 academic
members from complementary academic fields acting as co-chairs:
- Margareta Friman, Associate Professor, SAMOT / Service Research Center, Karlstad
- Didier van de Velde, Researcher, Policy, Organisation and Management, DELFT
University of Technology, The Netherlands
- Daniel Graham, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Transport Studies, Department
of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Railway and Transport Strategy Centre,
- Christos Taxiltaris, Professor, Faculty of Rural & Surveying Engineering,
Dept. of Transportation & Hydraulic Engineering, Aristotle University of
The steering board acts like an advisory board and works in close collaboration
with the UITP secretariat to define the topics of the future thematic meetings
and the future academic network activities.”
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Cerfontaine, ; Mary Parra
Missions and Issues
The Academic Network's mission is to exchange knowledge on future developments in the public transport sector. It aims to strengthen the links between research and practice through the development of joint activities.
The aim of the Academic Network is to constitute a pool of scientific expertise that practitioners can call upon in relation to specific issues.
Academic members are only involved in activities in direct relation to their specific research areas. The purpose of the activities developed by UITP is to facilitate exchange and discussions between researchers and practitioners as a starting point for possible future co-operation.
The network's field of discussion, which is very broad, is based on the interests expressed by the Academic Network members in the database of member's research interest, the UITP commissions and committees work programmes as well as the UITP strategy for the sector.
List of members
See the list of members
Information for members
Traineeship liaison service
UITP and its Academic Network have set up a databank in order to match the world
of academia with members in operating and industry companies and authorities.
See our 'Members only' section.
ACA Research inventory
This Research inventory (PDF format - in the members only section) contains information on the research interests of the academic members.
Contact Mary Parra or Tel +32 2 788 01 12 to modify your entries in the research inventory.
Academic Network activities
The next meeting of the Academic Network will take place on 5 November 2012 at the UITP offices in Brussels. The topic of the thematic meeting will be "Current Mobility Challenges and Implications for Local Institutional Organisation" and will present a real opportunity to bring together academics and practitioners to exchange and to present studies.
The academic network members last met in Paris on 28 October 2011 to participate in the seminar on Revenue strategy and fare policy. Other seminar topics in the past have included modal sift, education and PT, and internalisation of external costs.
Cerfontaine ; Mary Parra
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