The vision for the TPRN is to establish UQ as an international leader in the fields of transport engineering, planning and management allied with applied demography and population geography, and harvesting a convergence of smart sensors, IoT and information driven services.

The TPRN leverages a five-year investment from the Vice Chancellor’s Strategic Initiatives, and will seek to expand UQ’s involvement with the Australian Research Council (ARC), the iMOVE Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), and industry-funded research initiatives.

UQ’s research in transport and population recognises that the study of people and their movements is inherently multi-faceted. Fields as diverse as planning and geography, psychology and economics, statistics and operations research, big data and sensor technologies, all have a role in understanding and managing population growth patterns and the resulting movement of people and goods. The TPRN enhances research by encouraging these multi-disciplinary collaborations, integrating expertise across the University to address major challenges for the future cities, regions and rural areas.

Get in touch

For more opportunities, please contact:

Professor Mark Hickman
Director of the TPRN