The University of Plymouth is one of the UK’s 5 largest Universities and is ranked as the top ‘modern’ university in the country. There is a distinguished history of maritime research and teaching at the University, and in recent years numerous staff members with complementary interests in transport have been appointed. The Centre for Sustainable Transport brings together these staff members for the first time.
Our aim is to be a centre of national and international excellence in the field of sustainable transport. CST members have already established a first-class reputation through their transport-related research work in fields including geography, sociology, economics, shipping and logistics, criminology and law.
In addition to our academic and applied research, we will soon be launching new MSc and MRes degrees in Sustainable Transport, and developing a portfolio of Continuing Professional Development courses.
A key strength of the Centre is our non-academic membership: we work in partnership with the Socio-Economic Research and Intelligence Observatory (SERIO) , which has a strong reputation for interdisciplinary social, economic and market research, and the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, a highly respected sustainable transport practitioner promoting car-free days out in the South West.