"Mobility of the future needs strong international networks"
"Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at TU Dresden and Southwest Jiaotong University in Chengdu/China sign cooperation agreement
Getting a taste of campus life in China; attending lectures and seminars in Dresden led by professors from China; researching mobility topics of the future together with Chinese scientists and publishing the results on an international stage; organizing conferences in Dresden and China – for the students, teachers and researchers of the "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at TU Dresden, the year 2021 begins with highly exciting perspectives.
The faculty has signed a cooperation agreement with Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) in Chengdu, China, one of the top universities in China and worldwide. SWJTU is ranked 26th among the world's best universities in the field of "Transportation Science & Technology" in the renowned international Shanghai University Ranking (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects – GRA). The TU Dresden with its “Friedrich List” Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences was listed among the top 150 of the best universities for the first time in 2020.
Cooperation is international recognition of excellent research work
"This cooperation agreement is an honour and a great benefit for the ,Friedrich List’ Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences – but above all, it is also an international confirmation and recognition of our excellent research work around the topics of transport and mobility in all its facets," said the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Günther Prokop, after signing the cooperation.
Prof. Dr.-Ing Arnd Stephan, holder of the Chair of Electric Railways at the "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, will coordinate the cooperation with SWJTU. His first contacts with the university in Chengdu go back to 2017 and laid the foundation for the cooperation agreement. "In our faculty strategy adopted in 2020 the topic of 'networking' is a focus for the coming years – starting within the TU Dresden, via national networks and players, and extending into the international arena," says Stephan. "In order to shape the mobility of the future and find sustainable answers to the associated challenges, we must develop systemic solutions as well as global approaches and strong international networks."
The cooperation agreement with SWJTU’s School of Electrical Engineering, School of Information Science & Technology, School of Mechanical Engineering, and School of Transportation & Logistics includes the following activities:
- Initiatives for students, including student exchange and two-week study tours on the campus of the respective partner
- Initiatives for teaching staff, including collaborative teaching of undergraduate and graduate students through joint academic programs
- Initiatives for research staff, including research collaborations such as a two-week joint summer school on mutually defined research topics, development of joint research programs, collaborative scholarly publications, exchange of scholars, faculty members and post-doctoral fellows
- Joint events, including co-hosting of international academic conferences
The collaboration will commence with a two-week "Joint Summer School" in Dresden in summer 2022, for which preparations will start soon under the leadership of Prof. Arnd Stephan.
About Southwest JiaoTong University in Chengdu/China:
Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) was founded in 1896 as the "Imperial Chinese Railway College." It is one of the oldest institutions of higher engineering education in China and is regarded in the country as "the cradle of railroad engineers in China". SWJTU is divided into 26 schools with a total of 43,500 students. The university campus covers three large campus areas inside and outside the city of Chengdu, which has a population of 15 million. https://en.swjtu.edu.cn/
About the "Friedrich List" Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at the TU Dresden:
The faculty is the only one in Germany dedicated to transport and traffic sciences and has an internationally recognized competence for sustainable mobility. The interdisciplinary research covers the entire range of transport on land and in the air. The faculty is a pioneer in the development of systemic solutions for the design of safe, efficient and sustainable transport systems according to technical, economic, ecological and social criteria. Research and teaching are carried out in an interdisciplinary network within the TU Dresden and the DRESDEN-concept association as well as together with national and international partners from science and practice. More than 200 scientists research and teach at seven institutes and 20 professorships. The faculty offers 6 own study programs, including the diploma degree in Transport Engineering, the bachelor degree in Transport Economics and 4 master programs. For practical applications in research and teaching, the researchers and 1,100 students of the faculty have access to around 30 laboratories or experimental and test facilities. https://tu-dresden.de/bu/verkehr
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