The Institute for Transport Studies of the University of Leeds is one of the largest university-based research institutions in Europe, devoted to transport research and teaching. It has 60+ active researchers and was judged to be ‘internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour’ and was 2nd in terms of research power – a measure capturing quantity and quality in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise and was the first British university department to obtain ISO 9001 certification for its research quality assurance procedures.

Its research is sponsored by a variety of organisations, including the UK Department for Transport, the European Commission, and the Research Councils UK. University of Leeds prides itself on its inter- and multidisciplinary nature, and its staff have provided expert advice to international organisations such as the World Bank, the European Commission and the International Transport Forum, to national governments around the world and to UK entities such as the House of Commons Transport Select Committee. They also serve as editors and/or members of the editorial boards of many leading transport journals and play a prominent role in the organisation of international transport conferences. University of Leeds has provided sustainable contributions to more than 150 EU projects, and some projects related to this call are mentioned in the key personnel profiles.

The University of Leeds team equipped with widely-recognised expertise and extensive experience in transport modelling, vehicle simulation and air quality assessment will lead development, evaluation and implementation of a number of theoretical and empirical data analysis techniques and correlation models in this project.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 815189.