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Summer School: Emerging concepts and Practices in Transport

This one-week summer school gives a comprehensive overview of the emerging concepts in transport science with perspectives from science, policy and industry. It will be held at KTH main campus in Stockholm during August 2022


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About the course

Transport is an extensive topic both in scope in itself and in the bandwidth it is given in the contemporary sustainability, climate neutrality and innovation discussions around the world. While the trajectory of doctoral studies is centered around very focused topical areas, it often lacks this breadth and big-picture take of the various areas in transport. Many of the concepts, both traditional and emerging (e.g. electromobility, internet and app-based transport solutions), supplement and complement each other in research ideas and methodological approaches. The challenges and (new mobility) solutions also vary in the way it is viewed and approached in science and practice.

With that in mind, the aim of the summer school is to give a comprehensive overview of the various areas in transport science, with a specific take on the emerging concepts around different transport sectors (e.g. rail, logistics, public transport, automation and active mobility) and on the development and application of methodology and tools. We also want to offer a platform to impart knowledge on how industry and policy tackle transport problems, what tools they use and how academia can link to them.

The setup will take a view from the academia paired with one from the industry around the same subject area. Experts from the industry and public policy will be invited to present transport challenges on the ground and construct discussions with students to find pragmatic solutions. There will be networking opportunities and social excursions built around mobility themes as well.

The summer school is organized within the  framework.

University credits for summer school

On successful completion of the summer school a course credit (course code: FAH3450 ) of 3hp will be awarded. The summer school is registered as a course in KTH doctoral program in transport science.

Who can apply?

Any doctoral candidates (including licentiate) in the broad area of transportation enrolled in Swedish institutions.


Date: 15 August - 19 August 2022


Summer School Schedule
Tentative Summer School Schedule

Course Fee

3000SEK (payable after acceptance by 30 June 2022).


To apply, please fill this form

Deadline: 15 May 2022

More details on program schedule will be published shortly.

Organizing Committe

  • Fariya Sharmeen, KTH

  • Clas Rydergren, LiU

  • Malte Rothhämel, KTH

  • Oskar Fröidh, KTH

  • Michele Simoni, KTH

For further information, contact:

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Last changed: Mar 15, 2022