City launches interdisciplinary Masters to tackle future transport challenges

The City Collaborative Transport Hub will offer a Masters course from September 2011, designed to create a new generation of cross-disciplinary transport professionals. They will be in demand to develop the innovative and sustainable transport systems required around the world to reduce emissions and still meet future demand for mobility and trade.

The new Masters in Transport Strategy and Systems has been created in consultation with senior representatives from business, government and professional bodies. It will address a range of emerging themes, such as changing social needs and new technology options for decarbonisation, by bringing together expertise from the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, School of Informatics and The City Law School.

Professor Dinos Arcoumanis, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and International) and Course Co-director, says: “Transportation is high on the global agenda. In every conversation we have with peers from world cities, we hear more about the great social and economic potential of improved transport – provided it can be transformed sustainably. The need for more integrated thought by those who guide future transport decisions has led us to create this truly interdisciplinary Masters programme.”

Course Co-director, Professor Manolis Gavaises, adds: “Transport strategy is a key to unlock one of the great challenges for coming decades.  Better transport systems and services can support greater development, mobility and freedom but at the same time they must also radically change their profile and cut back their impact on the planet’s energy and other resources.”

Further information about the course is available at www.city.ac.uk/transport-msc.

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