Imperial College London

Imperial College London is regularly ranked in the top 10 research universities in the world. The Centre for Transport Studies (CTS) at Imperial College London is one of largest and most active transport research groups in Europe, consisting of core staff of over 80 academics, researchers and students based in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a wider network of more than 120 researchers through all the other Departments of the College. This constitutes the largest concentration of high quality transport research capability anywhere in the UK and one of the largest in the world.

CTS is an acknowledged centre of excellence in the area of Intelligent transport systems, with an especially strong track record in the areas of pervasive sensing, intelligent network management and control, traffic modelling and simulation, user behaviour, advanced traveller information systems and vehicle navigation and guidance. CTS currently leads a number of major national research projects and has extensive links with the telematics and automotive industries. CTS is also the coordinating partner for the recently announced UK Transport Research Centre, a new £7.5m venture funded jointly by the UK Research Councils, the UK Department for Transport and the Government of Scotland. CTS has extensive collaborative links with major public and private sector players and has major collaborative programmes of research with a number of organisations including BP, Lloyds Register, NATS and Transport for London. In addition to its research activities, CTS is also heavily involved in the provision of postgraduate taught courses and professional training, offering 3 Masters courses in Transport which attract upwards of 80 students per annum. It also leads the Universities’ Transport Partnership, a consortium of eight UK Universities which cooperate in the Masters level education and continuing professional development training.