For the period 2017-2021, the University of Queensland has committed $6 million to establish and promote a new Transport and Population Research Network (TPRN).

This network creates a high-level strategic integration of research in transport and population studies, to find and exploit synergies across traditional disciplines.

The TPRN encompasses more than twenty researchers, including teaching and research staff in the schools of Civil Engineering, Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Economics, and Earth and Environmental Sciences. Together, the multi-disciplinary approach includes three of the most prominent faculties at UQ: Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT); Business, Economics and Law (BEL); and Science. The TPRN raises the visibility and profile of transport and population research at UQ through multi-disciplinary research initiatives across the university; financial and institutional support for public-sector partnerships with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Treasury; financial support for private partnerships with the Port of Brisbane, and LicenSys (which develops traffic sensors).

Ultimately, this five-year investment will position UQ as an international leader in the fields of transport engineering, smart traffic sensors and traffic information services, and transport planning and management, closely allied with applied demography and population geography.

Get in touch

For more opportunities, please contact:

Professor Mark Hickman
Director of the TPRN