TRAIL Research School
TRAIL is a Research School on Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics. TRAIL trains Ph.D. candidates and performs scientific and applied scientific research in the fields of mobility, transport, logistics, traffic, infrastructure and transport systems. TRAIL is a collaborative initiative of five Dutch universities, and is accredited as research school since 1997.
TRAIL has three core activities
- Providing education at Ph.D. level,
- initiating and conducting scientific and applied scientific research,
- engaging in the transfer and exchange of knowledge.
Within TRAIL, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology, University of Twente, Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Groningen collaborate. Twelve faculties and institues (spanning the fields of economics, technology, policy and management, and the social and behavioural sciences) form a strong concentration of scientific experts in the fields of traffic and transport. Over 200 researchers, of whom about 100 are PhD candidates, are active in TRAIL. TRAIL initiates and participates in research programs, collaborative arrangements with public and private parties, and other collaborative initiatives that aim to connect scientific research and its applications in practice. Since 1997, TRAIL has been officially accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences as a formal Research School.