After the successful kick-off event in 2017 the 2nd International Railway Symposium is scheduled from 26.-28. November 2019 in Aachen. We look forward to see you. More information can be found here and the current program here.
In October, a CFL delegation visited the RWTH and the railway signalling lab. General Director Marc Wengler and Mr Henri Werdel (Director of Infrastructure Management) led the delegation from Luxembourg. The Institute of Transport Science and the CFL would like to continue and expand the existing cooperation in the next years.
We would like to welcome Idoaldo Lima, a Brazilian Ph.D. student in Safety and Security for New Airport Operation Concepts under the supervision of Prof. Reichmuth. He was awarded a DAAD Scholarship for the four years of his Ph.D. studies. His stay is one of the results from the cooperation between VIA and ITA, the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeroná in Brazil.
In September, the project "Urban and Regional Air Freight" started, which runs for three years and is funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The aim of the project is to explore low-emission air freight of the future with the help of small electric aircraft. In addition to the RWTH, Cologne Bonn Airport, Aachen Merzbrück Airport, e.SAT GmbH and the Fraunhofer IPT are involved in the project.
Since several months the railway signalling lab is used by DB Training in order to instruct participants of further education courses in railway operation.
In winter semester 19/20 the new lecture "Practice Transport Economics" will start. Based on the basic knowledge about transport economics the students get a deeper insight into the practice. Thereby, partners from various fields of transport economics give a lecture (municipalities, transport authorities, transport associations, federal authorities, infrastructure companies, transportation companies and consultants).
On 13 September, Albrecht Morast has given a radio interview to Deutschlandfunk. More information can be found here.
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