Professor Piet Rietveld Award

This dissertation award recognizes the best doctoral dissertation in the area of transport research (broadly defined) that was publicly defended and accepted for eligibility for a Ph.D. degree at a Benelux institution. An international jury evaluates all dissertations submissed after the pubication of a call. Important criteria are: level of innovation and analysis, scope, scientific attitude, and presentation. The Award entails a certificate, a three-year membership of BIVEC-GIBET, and 2500 EUR.

Call for submissions 2017

Dissertations that treat a toppic in transportation research and have been publicly defended between July 2013 and June 2015, and accepted for eligibility for a Ph.D. degree at a Benelux institution can be submitted fort the 2017 edition of the prize.

To be eligible: 7 printed copies of the PhD each accompanied with a maximum 5-page summary of the PhD research, and a brief CV of the applicant need to be sent to professor Frank Witlox, BIVEC-GIBET chairman, Ghent University, Department of Geography, Krijgslaan 281, S8, B9000 Gent (Belgium) before January 31, 2017.

The jury will be chaired by professor Erik Verhoef, VU Amsterdam. Announcement of the winner and presentation of the award will take place at the next BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days.