In co-operation with the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.
Traffic and transport is one of the key factors for a sustainable and successful economic and social development in all societies, especially in developing countries such as Vietnam. However, in most cases, these countries and especially their large metropolitan areas suffer from severe traffic problems such as congestion, high accident rates, pollution, often together with a lack of financial resources and knowledge to improve the system. Efficient land-use planning in combination with infrastructure development is a commonly used approach to tackle the problem but that’s not enough. The organization of the transport system and efficient utilization of the infrastructure have been recognized as being crucial for a proper transport development. This includes a broad field of traffic management (e.g. parking management, traffic flow control, organization of public transport services), of logistics (e.g. supply chain management, fleet management) and of technology applications (e.g. vehicle technologies, traffic information technologies, fleet management systems, transport telematics). Thus, traffic engineers need a broad education in infrastructure (civil engineering), economics, as well as technology development and application.