ITLS offers two research degrees, either full or part time, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil). With so many exciting and important themes available to research and the general shortage of well-trained researchers in transport and logistics, ITLS always encourages inquiries. The Institute invites individuals with strong interests in higher level research to contact us. ITLS has a large number of research themes which we believe would make an excellent research program. These can range from highly quantitative to highly qualitative research topics with a focus on basic and applied research. Our research students become close members of ITLS and have open access to research facilities and internationally renowned academic staff in transport and logistics and our industry contacts. Facilities for research students at ITLS are excellent; each student has an individual work area, with full access to computers, printing, photocopying and the latest software packages. Students also have access to the ITLS resource collection including leading transport journals, data and other material.
Complete details, including all relevant links and forms, can be found on the Business School Postgraduate Research web page. Applications should be made to the Business School.
The following are some important points regarding the application process:
A variety of scholarships are available, all are highly competitive. Details and links can be found at: Business School Research Scholarships
The University of Sydney Business School and MetroTrains, in collaboration, are offering a PhD scholarship at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) to work on a project focused on Multimodal Public Transport systems. The scholarship is for a research student interested in a public transport focused topic that addresses key challenges in the sector. In particular, we are interested in a research area that investigates the multimodal connectivity between metropolitan rail and means of transport to serve rail stations. Innovative solutions using smart technology such as Uber-style booking system are of special interest.
For further information on this scholarship please contact: Professor David Hensher
The Business School's Research Student Program Manager is the first point of contact for all prospective research students:
H10 - Storie Dixson
University of Sydney NSW 2006
Phone: +61 2 9036 5372
For specialist advice on the scholarly aspects of your intended research please contact Dr Andrew Collins, the ITLS Postgraduate Research Coordinator (Admissions): firstname.lastname@example.org
The contact point for existing students is the ITLS Postgraduate Research Coordinator (Progressions), Dr Rico Merkert: email@example.com
Every year our postgraduate research students organise and host a symposium to present their research. The symposium is attended by students and academics; presentations cover a variety of topics representing the range of research being conducted at ITLS. They include research on choice modelling, maritime logistics, agricultural supply chains, public transport, travel behaviour using GPS, and business responses to changes in the street space and environmental policy.
Research students at ITLS
Higher degrees by research symposium 2012
Higher degrees by research symposium 2010
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