International PhD Academy
VIU Global Challenges Initiatives
May 13 – 17, 2019
December 15, 2018 – January 20, 2019 via VIU website
Shared mobility, autonomous driving, vehicle electrification, connectivity, Internet of Things and other advances are transforming urban mobility. By setting the scene around the fast-moving trends influencing urban-mobility systems around the world, the program provides participants with advanced skills for successfully implementing PhD research projects on mobility related issues.
- VIU-TeDIS Program
- Iuav University of Venice
- University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
- KU Leuven
- University of Padua
- Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
The program is organized in three thematic tiers:
- the definition of the theoretical framework composing the topic;
- the examination of a portfolio of international best-practices and research projects;
- a review of the main application tools.
The program also includes site-visits to provide participants with practical examples of the issues at stake; a parallel program of training in a range of Transversal Skills for developing their academic careers, and poster sessions for the participants to present their PhD research projects.
- The approach of management studies in urban sustainable mobility:
Research methods, new perspectives and emerging trends.
- Challenges of mobility in the historical city center:
ICT approaches to address the over tourism phenomenon (Venice case-study).
- Innovation issues in public transport:
Operational planning and management issues; decision support for personalized city-trip planning
– Innovative mobility policies for last-mile people and goods transport in historical cities
Data-driven approach as support to model-based simulation of urban transportation system
– Transversal skills for academic careers.
Project management, Publishing and evaluating research results, Design Thinking and creativity
Who can apply?
This PhD Academy is offered to PhD students, Post-docs in Urban Design, Urban Mobility, Sustainability, Economics, Management and Digital Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage, Tourism Economics and Management, Transport economics and policy, Transport planning.
The PhD Academy is primarily for candidates from VIU's member universities, although applications from excellent external candidates will be considered and evaluated. External candidates admitted to the PhD Academy will pay fees (further information available upon request).
Students from the VIU member institutions will pay no participation fees. Grant support is also available to support, partially or fully, the costs of international travel; accommodation on campus, in shared rooms, will be offered.
Applicants must submit the (1) application form, (2) a letter of motivation – which should include a short bio and a brief description of the candidate’s research project, (3) a curriculum vitae and (4) a photo.
For further information: please download the Brochure and the Program
or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org