The Sustainable Transport Project promotes international co-operation


This year, six students from the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes and the SAU academics will participate in the international project Sustainable Transport. The project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme, and last year, it was jointly awarded to the Department of Production, Logistics and Quality Management and the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

Sustainable Transportation-SusTrans is an international research project supported by the Erasmus+ programme in co-operation with the Finnish Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, the German Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg and the Belgian Thomas More University Mechelen-Antwerpen. The project focuses on sustainability in transport. The students are working on the project as part of a course offered by the Finnish university. The SAU shall subsequently recognise the credits obtained.

The project aims at developing three study modules reflecting the current state of sustainable transport, seen from the perspective of different countries and organisations.

Currently, a module focusing on Aftersales in Automotive is in preparation. During the preparatory phase, students will be tasked to analyse the Aftersales segment in Automotive in their countries and develop basic research focusing on this field.

During April, all teams will meet for a project week at the University of Seinäjoki, Finland, to share the results of the national research and develop a set of best practices.

“The Sustainable Transporation project offers our students the opportunity to experience co-operation in international teams, to test their theoretical knowledge in practice and to gain new expertise in the field of sustainable transport,” adds Ing. Tomáš Malčic, PhD from the Department of Production, Logistics, and Quality Management, the lead coordinator of the project on behalf of SAU.