RailLinks, Brazil – Researcher Links Workshop July 2017

brasao_defaultIt is our pleasure to invite you to apply to attend a rail-orientated workshop in Brazil, which will be funded by the British Council, Newton Fund programme. The workshop will take place in Joinville, Brazil (31 July, 2017 – 4 August, 2017). For the successful candidates, travel costs and hotel will be covered by the project.  We aim to recruit 14 UK early career researchers interested in rail transport and traffic management to attend the workshop and represent their institutions. The application form can be found here: http://newtonrailway.ufsc.br/application-form/

Deadline for applications: 10 May, 2017

Further information about the workshop can be found on our webpage: http://newtonrailway.ufsc.br/

Contact Dr. Marin Marinov, for more details: Email: marin.marinov@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3976

Global Challenges in Transport programme at the University of Oxford: Governing Transitions in Urban Transport (27 – 30 June 2017)

The Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford is currently accepting applications for the Governing Transitions in Urban Transport course, to be held 27th – 30th  June 2017, at Kellogg College, University of Oxford.

The course is part of our Global Challenges in Transport programme, which provides researchers and practitioners with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise, supported by the latest research evidence, to address the complexity associated with making transport sustainable. Specifically the Governing Transitions in Urban Transport course explores how technological, behavioural and institutional transitions in urban transport can be facilitated and steered through policy and planning.

Our speakers include: Prof David Banister (TSU), Prof Glenn Lyons (UWE Bristol), Dr Jennie Middleton (TSU), Dr Tim Schwanen (TSU), Dr Louise Reardon (ITS Leeds), Dr Michael Synnott (WBS), Dr James Palmer (TSU). The full programme is available at www.tsu.ox.ac.uk/course

This is a 4-day residential course, with fees covering all materials, 21 contact hours, and 3 night’s en-suite accommodation at Kellogg College, University of Oxford. All meals and refreshments are provided (including a welcome lunch, a formal networking dinner and an end-of-course dinner). The fee structure is as follows:

  • Corporate rate: £3,500
  • Academic/Public sector rate: £1,500
  • PhD rate: £500

We are able to offer partial scholarships to a limited number of participants, as well as discounts to those attending several Global Challenges in Transport courses.

Further details about all courses in the Global Challenges in Transport programme can be found at www.tsu.ox.ac.uk/course

To enquire or apply, please email exed@tsu.ox.ac.uk

A Truly Integrated Transport System for Sustainable and Efficient Logistics

SETRIS Deliverable “A Truly Integrated Transport System for Sustainable and Efficient Logistics”.This document provides a holistic overview of a truly integrated transport system as the vision to reach significant advances in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of freight transport and logistics, creating value and adding competitiveness to all manufacturing and retail sectors in Europe and supporting the achievement of societal challenges associated to freight transport. Read the pdf here. [https://v.gd/smzJZw]

The document has been prepared in the frame of SETRIS project and the contents have been reviewed and approved by the five transport European Technology Platforms (ETP): ERTRAC, ERRAC, ACARE, ALICE and WATERBORNE.

European Transport Research Review received first Impact Factor

The European Transport Research Review (ETRR), an open access journal co-funded by the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI) and featuring many articles across the fields of passenger, freight and infrastructure, now has an Impact Factor of 0.672 for 2015, released by Thomson Reuters in their Journal Citation Reports®.

» Learn more about the journal here

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum 2017 Mid-Term Conference CFP

Royal Geographic Society-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference

School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University, 19th-21st April 2017

Abstract submission deadline: 10th March 2017

Two bursaries available for transport students for further details see: http://www.pgf.rgs.org/mid-term-conference-2017/bursaries/

We invite postgraduate researchers from all areas of geography, however broadly defined or conceived, and at any stage of their research, to submit an abstract to present a paper or poster.

The mid-term conference is a fantastic opportunity for all postgraduate students to present their current work and research to their peers in a friendly and supportive environment. Whether you’re a first time presenter, looking for friendly feedback on early results or a draft paper, or want an opportunity to practice and enhance your presenting skills, this event aims to foster a relaxed and informal space to discuss your research amongst your postgraduate peers.

The conference fee is £55* and will take place at Cardiff University on the 20th and 21st April 2017, preceded by an evening wine reception and keynote lecture on the 19th April. This cost also includes refreshments, lunches and a conference pack.

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to rgsmidterm2017@cardiff.ac.uk using the subject heading “2017 RGS Postgraduate Mid-Term Conference”. Please include your full name and university along with four keywords, and your intention to present a poster or paper by no later than Friday 10th March 2017. For further instructions and advice please see our website.

Further Information

The conference is designed to specifically cater to the professional development needs of the postgraduate community. There will be:

  • A range of workshops covering qualitative and quantitative methods, mobile methods, publishing in academic journals, conducting citizen science via an app, using story maps on poster presentations, and generating both academic and non-academic impact;
  • An evening keynote will be provided by Daniel Raven-Ellison a guerrilla geographer, radical educator and National Geographic explorer (on the evening of 19th April);
  • A further keynote will be provided by Professor Mark-Jayne an urban, social and cultural geographer and established academic at Cardiff University; and
  • A three-course conference dinner will serve the finest Welsh sourced ingredients, taking place on the evening of the 20th April at Barley and Rye (this is included in the registration fee).
  • RGS Research Group opening events, bursaries, networking opportunities, and sponsored sessions.

Together these events will constitute a perfect opportunity for postgraduate researchers to develop both personal and professional working relationships with their peers from across the country.

If you have any queries please get in touch @RGSmidterm2017 or rgsmidterm2017@cardiff.ac.uk, we look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

Lucy Baker, Melissa Dickinson, Charlotte Ford, Kieran O’Mahony, and Jen Owen

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Forum Mid-Term Conference 2017 Organising Committee at Cardiff University

*Bursaries are available – please see the website for further information.

 

TGRG: the forum for transport geographers worldwide.