Tuesday, May 4, 2010

TRC Symposium 2010 The Future of Public Transport


Future Trends in Traffic and Transport Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Boltze Technische Universität Darmstadt English
Future Public Transport in Ho Chi Minh City – Plans and Challenges Mr Duong Hong Thanh HCM Department of Transport English
Public transport in HanoiMr Nguyen Hoang Hai Hanoi Urban Transport Management and Operation Centre English
Planning the Future: Vietnam Integrated Public Transport Strategy Dr. Shizuo Iwata ALMEC Corporation English
The Future of the Vietnamese Railway System Dr. Nguyen Kim Lang Vice Director General, TEDI SOUTH English
Railway System Management –
Recent Developments in Germany and their Relevance for Emerging Countries
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Hollborn TU Darmstadt English
Promoting Public Transport to Support Sustainable Development Mr Manfred Breithaupt GTZ – Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH English
The Future of Public Transport in India Prof. Dr. Bhargab Maitra Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India English
Passenger Service – Future Challenges of Public Transport Agencies Representative of Saigon Bus Company Vietnamese
The Role of Information Technologies in Public Transport Mr. Martin Mueller-Elschner Chair of the Steering Board of IVU AG, Berlin English


A research centre at the Vietnamese-German University

The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a joint project between Vietnam and Germany with the goal to set up a research-orientated university in Vietnam. It had its official opening celebrations in September 2008 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Under the framework of VGU the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD), Germany, and the University of Transport and Communica¬tions (UTC), Vietnam, decided to continue and to strengthen their existing cooperation and to establish a Transport Research Centre in Vietnam.

The VGTRC is funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts (State of Hessen) as well as by scholarships of the Ministry of Education and Training (Vietnam).

Under the guidance of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Boltze and Dr.-Ing. Khuat Viet Hung young researchers will work in the different fields of traffic and transport at VGTRC, and aim for their doctor degree.

The VGTRC aims to strengthen the relationship between Germany and Vietnam and the scientific exchange, as well as to support young researchers gaining more knowledge and qualification.

Research needs the exchange with researchers and practitioners.