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The 3rd NECTAR PhD award will consider PhD theses written in English which have been or will be defended between June 2017 and May 2019. We will also consider submissions consisting of sets of journal papers which are to be included in a future thesis, and which are representative for its quality. PhD thesis work can be submitted only by a supervisor who should be a NECTAR member (i.e. 2018 and 2019 membership is paid).

PhD supervisors who wish to submit their PhD thesis work for consideration should send (a) an electronic copy of the summary of the thesis and (b) the PhD thesis (or collection of papers) in PDF format before January 31, 2019 to the NECTAR secretariat (Ana Condeço-Melhorado) at nectar.secretariat@gmail.com

See here for more information.

Cluster 5 Conference: Sustainable Tourism in the Digital World

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the “Sustainable tourism in the digital world” Conference taking place at Campus Gotland of Uppsala University located in the picturesque town of Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination. The workshop will take place 24-26 September 2019.

Detailed information including the call for papers can be found here: http://www.fek.uu.se/research/sustainable-tourism/#anchor-777664


Professorship in Land Use and Transport Planning (Aalto U)

The professorship in land use and transport planning at Aalto University focuses on the integration of land-use and transport systems in urban and regional planning. This includes various academic approaches to integrate the two previously separate disciplines. While addressing topical sustainability challenges, these integrative approaches can concern, for example, smart urban and mobility models and interfaces, urban and regional accessibility and mobility, everyday living and mobility in the built environment, or strategic spatial planning and transport policy. With its emphasis on the interaction of land use and transport systems, the position contributes importantly to building a transdisciplinary groundwork for the Research Group of Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering (SPT), in both its education and research. More information an be found here: https://www.aalto.fi/careers/tenure-track-or-tenured-position-in-land-use-and-transport-planning

PhD summer school: Cycling in Cities

The TRAIL research school in the Netherlands organizes an international summer school on ‘Cycling in Cities’. It is offered to all PhD students who are involved in research on the social, spatial, mobility and policy aspects of cycling. It does not matter whether you are about to start or whether you are well on the way! Topics are Traffic & Travel Modelling, Societal Impacts, such as Safety, Health, the Environment, Evaluation, the Built Environment and Accessibility, Innovation, and Policy Implementation. Including field trips in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Course leaders are Prof Serge Hoogendoorn and dr Kees Maat. Other lecturers include prof Bert van Wee, prof Marjan Hagenzieker, prof Erik Verhoef, prof Henk Meurs, prof Karst Geurs, and others.

Website: http://rstrail.nl/new/trail-international-phd-summer-school-2019/

See here for a pdf of the call. The registration deadline has been extended to 1 May!


PhD position in transportation & urban sciences at UNC Charlotte

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a highly motivated doctoral student to conduct research on a funded project on “Economic Impacts of Transit Investments, Social Challenges, and Strategies for Sustaining High Ridership” to be funded by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The project is co-lead by Distinguished Professor Jean-Claude Thill at UNC Charlotte and Professor Eleni Bardaka, North Carolina State University. Project is scheduled to start August 15, 2019.

The student will be enrolled in one of UNC Charlotte’s doctoral programs in Geography, Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES), and Public Policy, under the supervision of Dr. Thill. Further information on these programs can be found at the following URLs: https://geoearth.uncc.edu/graduate-programs/phd-geography, https://ines.uncc.edu/, https://publicpolicy.uncc.edu/. Applicants must hold a masters degree to be admitted to these programs. Applicants must have a background in transportation analysis, urban science, and data analytics. They must demonstrate excellence in written and oral communication, and working knowledge of GIS, spatial statistics, database management, and programming.

Further inquiries can be directed by email to Dr. Thill @ Jean-Caude.Thill@uncc.edu. Expressions of interest can be sent by email to Dr. Thill in the form of a single PDF consisting of a statement of purpose (why do you want to work on this project, your research interests, and long-term career goals), a resume, unofficial copy of transcripts and GRE scores, as well as a 3-minute video articulating the applicant’s interest in pursue a doctorate involving research toward a dissertation on a topic aligned with the core theme of the project. Please submit your materials at your earliest convenience; submissions received by March 21 will be given full consideration.

Phd student Road Safety for Cyclists in Dutch Cities

The University of Twente, the Netherlands, is recruiting a PhD student for a fully funded 4 year PhD project “Road Safety for Cyclists in Dutch Cities”, in collaboration with the Dutch Road Safety Institute SWOV. The aim of this PhD project is to examine cyclist’s road safety in Dutch cities and possible improvements of road safety for cyclists in urban and transport planning. See here for more information: