Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds – The Institute for Transport Studies primary purpose is to advance the understanding of transport activity, operations and use, and to develop skills and best practice among transport professionals and decision-makers. It is a leading international centre for transport research whose international quality has been verified by Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) stretching back over a period of 20 years. ITS prides its inter- and multi-disciplinary nature; the staff come from a wide variety of background disciplines, including economics, engineering, geography, mathematics, computing, psychology and social science.
University of Asia Pacific, Bangladesh – The mission of the UAP is to promote and facilitate, through innovative initiatives, ‘the academic, personal and social development of students to a full and balanced maturity in leadership, diversity and citizenship’. Over the past decade, the university has become nationally acclaimed and internationally recognized for country stewardship and international fellowship.
University of Pretoria, South Africa – The University of Pretoria is a diverse and dynamic university community comprising students from all parts of South Africa and an increasing number of international students. As a leading research intensive university, the University of Pretoria is proud of its academic excellence and the contributions of its researchers to finding solutions to local and global challenges. They foster a holistic approach to education where academic activities are enriched by meaningful community engagement and collaboration with other institutions, government and industry.
SLoCAT Partnership – The SLoCaT Partnership on Sustainable Transport is a multi-stakeholder partnership of over 90 organizations (representing UN organizations, Multilateral and Bilateral development organizations, NGOs and Foundations, Academe and the Business Sector). The thematic scope of the Partnership is land transport in developing countries, including freight and passenger transport. Both motorized and non-motorized transport are included. The policies proposed by SLoCaT are universal but the geographical scope of the Partnership is mainly for developing countries. The Partnership’s current focus is Asia, Latin America and Africa.
School of Anthropology, Durham University – Founded in 1965, the Department of Anthropology at Durham is one of the largest integrated anthropology departments in the UK carrying out research on cutting edge topics spanning social anthropology, evolutionary anthropology, and the anthropology of health. They employ a wide range of social science and natural science perspectives to explore questions about human life in its evolutionary, environmental and cultural contexts.
University of Cape Coast, Ghana – The University of Cape Coast is an equal opportunity university providing quality education through the provision of comprehensive, liberal and professional programs that challenge learners to be creative, innovative, and morally responsible citizens. Through distance learning, it also extends expertise and facilities to train professionals for the education enterprise and business by employing modern technologies. The University seeks alternative ways to respond to changing needs.
Centre for Economic and Social Sciences – The CESS has been recognized as a Centre for advanced research by the Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University and the Osmania University. It has also been recognized by the University of Hyderabad as Research Centre for external registration for PhD programs in Economics and Anthropology.
Sustainable Transport Committee, Asian Development Bank – The Asian Development Bank assists member countries in developing Asia in building transport infrastructure and services that contribute towards low-carbon, safe, accessible, and affordable transport systems. Transport has been one of ADB’s main sectors over the last four decades with transport operations now nearly 32% of total ADB lending. ADB’s Sustainable Transport Initiative identifies four key areas for new and enhanced lending to scale up support for sustainable infrastructure. These include investments in urban transport, support for low-carbon and climate resilient transport, integration of safety in road investments, and cross-border transport and logistics.
The Development Planning Unit and the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London – The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment is the top built environment faculty in the UK, covering architecture, planning, construction and project management, development planning and environmental design as well as many other specialist fields. Both the Development Planning Unit (DPU) and the Bartlett School of Planning (BSP) are partners in this project and are world-leading departments in their respective fields.
Department of Transport, Lagos State University, Nigeria
Norway Centre for Transport Studies – The main objectives of the Institute are to carry out applied research on issues connected with transport and to promote the application of research results by advising the authorities, the transport industry and the public at large. Its sphere of activity includes most of the current major issues in road, rail, sea and air transport as well as involvement in international cooperation within the transport sector. Special emphasis is placed on the practical application of research results, and most of the studies and projects carried out here are commissioned. In Norway most of the clients are central government bodies and local authorities, with some commissions from the private sector.
FIA Foundation – The FIA Foundation is an independent UK registered charity which supports an international programme of activities promoting road safety, the environment and sustainable mobility, as well as funding motor sport safety research. They have an international reputation for innovative global road safety philanthropy; practical environmental research and interventions to improve air quality and tackle climate change; and high impact strategic advocacy in the areas of road traffic injury prevention and motor vehicle fuel efficiency.
School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester – The School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester combines the strengths of the Global Development Institute, Geography, Planning, Architecture and the Manchester Institute of Education to understand and improve the uneven relationships between society, economy and the environment.
École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État (ENTPE), University of Lyon – ENTPE is a Scientific, Cultural and Professional Public Institution (EPSCP) under the supervision of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. It covers all fields of planning and sustainable development. In addition, thanks to the activity of its research laboratories and its foreign exchange programs, it enjoys international scientific recognition.
Urban Action Lab, Makerere University, Uganda – The Urban Action Lab is a pro-active learning environment engaging different individuals from academia, community, private sector and policy domains to stimulate and facilitate action. The UAL is also designed to enhance university education and research on urban challenges in the region. UAL is envisaged to advance the urban ecological planning and development that takes a territorial approach to urban challenges. The UAL will provide a knowledge exchange platform between stakeholders on topical urban issues to identify solutions to urban problems but also research ideas and priorities.
Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford – The Transport Studies Unit (TSU) aims to be a premier institute for research on transport and mobility developments. It advances interdisciplinary approaches to the study of transport, with particular emphasis on its social, economic and environmental implications over time and space. Ranging in geographic scale from the local to the global, the TSU’s research is strongly focused on mobility within and between cities and urban areas. We draw on the latest relevant thinking in geography, transport studies, urban studies, environmental science, sociology, psychology, economics, engineering, political science and public health research. The research draws on the full spectrum of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines – De La Salle University positions itself as a leader in molding human resources who serve the church and the nation. It is a Catholic coeducational institution founded in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools. The University is a hub for higher education training renowned for its academic excellence, prolific and relevant research, and involved community service. Nestled in the heart of Manila, De La Salle University is home to local and international students seeking quality education for a brighter future ahead. It is situated in a vibrant city where culture and diversity is well manifested.