Perspectives on Mobility
Freight transport between cargo bike and jumbo jet
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PROFILE AREA Mobility & Transport Engineering (MTE) of RWTH Aachen university
Monday, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
We have become accustomed to receiving goods from all over the world within a few days or hours. We have a rapidly developing freight transport system to thank for this. This development is driven by leaps in technology and by the expectations of an increasingly globalized society.
Drastic events such as the Corona pandemic and the climate crisis highlight the imperative to reorient the movement of goods….
This raises questions:
- What adjustments are needed today in the tension between security of supply and climate neutrality?
- Which of them will persist in the long run?
- Does innovation take place only in technical isolation or holistically, looking at factors such as social acceptance, economic efficiency or environmental compatibility?
Under these aspects, the course will critically examine freight transport and its development. To this end, actors from the university and corporate environment will discuss the transformation in transport with us. The focus is on the various transport dimensions of road, rail, air and water as well as the linking of these.
We would like to offer a space for concise impulses from experienced speakers. The course is deliberately intended as a testing ground in which your ideas and approaches can be heard: a cordial invitation to innovative and independent work.
In this sense, we look forward to a creative exchange with you!
The contents of the course should enable the students to interpret freight transport and its drivers systematically based on history as well as to accompany research and teaching actively and critically. Recommendations for the definition of sustainable mobility research and concepts are to be worked out independently.
Accordingly, the course attaches great importance to communication between students and experts; i.e., all sessions provide for a 45-minute discussion component. Target-oriented information and materials will be available in advance in the course room.
Introductory event: Historical perspective on freight transport
Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil., retired university professor Paul Thomes (RWTH Aachen)
Teaching and research area Economic, Social and Technology History
Further dates will be announced soon.
Montag 12:00 Uhr
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Depending on the course of studies, module and examination, credit points can be achieved through participation.
Certificate of Participation (0 CP, not graded)
Protocol with critical analysis (2 CP, not graded)
Presentation alone or in a team (3-4CP)