Department of Urban Rail Traffic

Establishment of The Department of Urban Rail Traffic was established in July 2008. A total of 15 faculty members and I Postdoctoral constitute the teaching and research team. The faculty members include 4 professors. 5 associate professors, and 6 assistant professors and teaching and research teams are university level outstanding team.

The department is undertaking the teaching and training tasks for undergraduates, master students and doctorial students of the disciplines of the urban rail transportation, urban transportation and integrated transportation. The department also offers over 20 courses and related textbooks and established a long-term training mechanism by introducing more than 10 well-known transportation expert consultants training guidance. The major sources for our graduates include the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Railways, universities, provincial and municipal planning departments, railway professional design institutes, municipal and design institutes, railway bureaus, the subway operator companies.

Based on the industries of urban rail transportation and integrated transportation, the research topics in this department cover the areas of urban rail transit planning and operations, integrated transport structure optimization, urban traffic optimization and intelligentization, simulation of urban rail transportation system, transportation system energy conservation, sustainable development and many other areas. Under this circumstance, the department has formulated research-based teaching and training platform.

In recent five years, the department has conducted nearly 20 research projects of National 973 Plan, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National 863 Plan, 4 projects of international cooperation ,18 the Ministry of Education for New Century Excellent Talents Scheme and the key project of Ministry of Railways. In addition, the department has honored 2 National Excellent Courses, published 5 National Scheduled Textbooks and the provincial excellent textbooks, published nearly 200 academic papers, including more than 20 papers indexed by SCI, 70 papers indexed by EI. The Department of Urban Rail Traffic has honored 1 time of the second of the National Science Award, 1 time of the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology for 1 second prize and 1 third prize respectively , 1 time of the second prize from Railway Institute of Technology , 1time of the second prize of National Teaching Achievement Award, 1 time of the first prize of Beijing Teaching Achievement Award, 1 National Invention Patent, 1 Beijing Distinguished Teacher and 1 Baosteel Excellent Teacher Award. The undergraduates in this department also achieved 2 national awards and 2 provincial awards. The department is also in charge of the journal of Transportation Systems Engineering and Information, international conferences ICTTS, and the High-level Forum of China Transportation.


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