Fredrik Nilsson and Shi Xin signing the memorandum of understanding
​Professor Fredrik Nilsson of ACE and Professor Shi Xin, Vice President Shanghai Maritime University signing the memorandum of understanding.

Collaboration that will accelerate research within mobility systems

​The development within Urban Mobility Systems is fast and the relevance for society high, considering the pace of urbanisation and digitisation in Sweden and globally. A new collaboration between ACE and Shanghai Maritime University aims to accelerate progress in the field and strengthen the possibility of applications.
​The Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Shanghai Maritime University to establish a collaboration in research and teaching. The collaboration will primarily consist of activities within the research group Urban Mobility Systems at ACE, as well as the corresponding grouping at SMU – the Plateau Cluster of Transportation Engineering. The memorandum constitutes the start of the collaboration, which will generate initiatives such as a joint virtual research lab and physical exchanges by giving employees and students on each institution the opportunity for mobility in the form of assignments and practice.    

 – Shanghai Maritime University is a very exciting and strong player in Urban Mobility - a high-level research area in rapid development. We are therefore very pleased to be able to take this step towards establishing a fruitful collaboration that further strengthens our development in the area, says Fredrik Nilsson, professor and Head of Department at ACE.  

 – China is in the forefront of adopting emerging solutions in the area of urban mobility systems. The upcoming collaboration with Shanghai Maritime University will increase the possibilities of bi-lateral research and development through frequent visits and exchanges, and more importantly, of promoting effective applications and practice in one partner to the reciprocal one, says Xiaobo Qu, professor and leader of research group Urban Mobiity Systems at ACE, Chalmers. 

The upcoming collaboration with the Shanghai Maritime University is an activity in line with the department's work to establish and strengthen strategic partnerships.

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About SMU

Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) is a multi-disciplinary university that encompasses such areas as engineering, management, economics, law, liberal arts, and science, with special emphasis on shipping, logistics and ocean. SMU will celebrate its 110th anniversary in October 2019.
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Published: Fri 14 Jun 2019.