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Job vacancy: Assistant Professor in Smart Mobility (University of Twente, the Netherlands)

The University of Twente is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Smart Mobility at the Department of Civil Engineering. Please apply if your research expertise comprises geospatial analysis, data science, travel behaviour research, choice modelling and traffic safety research. We expect you to have a strong interest in operating at the crossroads of different disciplines and to have a passion for teaching. You will dedicate 50% of your time to research and 50% to teaching.

You are welcome to contact Prof. Karst Geurs (at k.t.geurs@utwente.nl) for any questions you might have.

In memoriam Moshe Givoni

We are saddened with receiving the news that Moshe Givoni has passed away November 22, 2019. Moshe was the Head of the Transport Research Unit and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Geography and Human Environment at Tel- Aviv University. Moshe has been an active and much appreciated member of NECTAR since 2003. He joined the cluster leadership of the Networks Cluster (Cluster 1) in 2005 and has shaping the cluster as it changed its focus to “Transport Infrastructure Impacts and Evaluation” in 2017.

Moshe had a wide research interest reflected by many publications on integrated and sustainable transport policy development, competition, integration and substitution between aviation and high speed rail transport, active travel, road pricing and smart mobility. In many publications Moshe examined the environmental and social benefits of transport policies, where he also explored modern ways of gathering bigger data. His range of research interests were reflected by the variety of several cluster meetings that Moshe organized and co-organised. Events that Moshe helped organizing were, amongst others, cluster workshops in Leeds (UK, 2012), Liege (Belgium, 2014), Cranfield (UK, 2015), Molde (Norway, 2016), Warsaw (Poland, 2016) and cluster meetings at ERSA conferences and several biannual NECTAR conferences. Moshe has guest edited NECTAR special issues (e.g., in Research in Transport Economics) and co-edited two books in the NECTAR series published by Edward Elgar. With Nicolas Thomopoulos and Piet Rietveld he edited the book “ICT for Transport” in 2015 and just a couple of weeks ago the new NECTAR book “Transport, Space and Equity” was published, edited with Robin Hickman, Beatriz Mella Lira and Karst Geurs.

Moshe was an inspiration for many of us by pushing high-quality research and promoting better transport policies. At the same time Moshe was always kind, generous and humble – he was an incredibly positive person, always interested in other peoples’ research and lives, encouraging publications and meetings. Many of us remember dinners full of laughter – across the continents from Oxford to California – he was always so warm, welcoming and generous with his smile. Many of us have fond memories talking with Moshe during NECTAR meetings and its conference dinners and social events. We remember his warm welcome and proud tour around his Department and the city of Tel Aviv when visiting him. He was a wonderful colleague and NECTAR friend.

We will all miss him deeply. His smile will forever be in our hearts.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathy go to his wife Helena, his three children and the rest of the family, as well to his colleagues at his Department in Tel-Aviv.

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


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!



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.