Urban Freight Platform (at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg) is part of the new Aurora Freight Program that seeks to foster multinational research collaboration between Scandinavian Universities and University of Washington on the topic Urban Freight.
As part of this effort, The Valle program at the University of Washington provides a unique opportunity for student exchange between the University of Washington and Scandinavian countries. Aurora Freight will provide an ongoing structure of research and advising on urban freight topics, allowing students to get involved in well-developed projects supported by deep personal connections amongst advising faculty and researchers.
To apply for the Valle program within Aurora, students at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg should:
1. Contact Ivan Sanchez-Diaz
(Chalmers) and Michael Browne
2. Select a “Valle mentor” at the University of Washington (Edward McCormack or Anne Goodchild)
3. Define together with the mentors a plan to get involved in Urban Freight projects during the student exchange
4. Apply to the Valle Exchange Program: https://www.ce.washington.edu/current/abroad/valle
"As a Scandinavian PhD student (from NTNU Trondheim) I had the opportunity to be a part of the VALLE SCANDINAVIAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM at the University of Washington, fall 2019. The program is for students within Civil and Environmental Engineering or Built Environments. My interests are related to urban mobility. I was for the semester part of their Urban Freight Lab located at the main campus just north from down town. I contributed in several projects, attended a 4 credit course "Planning for People and freight" and got the experience living in Seattle and in the Nordic part of town called Ballard." Astrid Bjørgen, NTNU Trondheim