As part of the 23rd ITS World Congress to be held in Melbourne, Australia in 2016, event host Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia initiated a scholarship program for students in the Asia Pacific region and an ITS Future Innovators Club to foster young ITS professionals.
The 10 scholarship winners represent nations in the Asia Pacific region and were announced at the recent Asia Pacific Forum in Nanjing. ITS Australia congratulates these winners and acknowledges the contribution of each ITS association who contributed to this process and assisted in the selection of local winners.
ITS Australia Scholarship recipients
Southeast University, Nanjing
Tey Wei Kang
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
University of Auckland
University of Indonesia
National University of Singapore
Sandy Mae Gaspay
University of Tokyo
National Cheng Kung University
KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
Prince of Songkla University, EU-Asia Roady Safety Centre of Excellence (RoSCoE)
ITS Australia CEO Susan Harris said with the 23rd ITS World Congress as a platform, this scholarship program will give future ITS innovators access to world leaders and resources to shape the future of transport technology internationally.
“ITS Australia established this scholarship program to recognise student excellence in the Asia Pacific region and to support and encourage student participation, not just attendance, at the World Congresses,” said Susan Harris.
“This program will enable 10 leading Asia Pacific region students to continue their learning, create new networks, link with key industry bodies, and showcase their skills when they join us in Melbourne at the 23rd ITS World Congress.
“The scholarship winning students will collaborate as inaugural members of the ITS Future Innovators Club to deliver a presentation about their vision for future ITS innovation and the benefits these will offer communities everywhere," said Susan Harris.
The scholarship winning students were chosen by ITS professionals in their local region based on a range of criteria, of which being a student in the transport and innovation sector was one. The scholarships are valued at AU$5,000 for each student to assist them with travel and other expenses associated with attending the 23rd ITS World Congress in Melbourne from 10 to 14 October, 2016.
In addition, each winner receives:
ITS Australia CEO Susan Harris says this scholarship program is designed to give future innovators access to world leaders and resources to shape the future of transport technology internationally.
“ITS Australia established the program to recognise student excellence in the Asia Pacific Region and to acknowledge young professionals’ leadership and vision for the future of ITS.
Hosting the ITS World Congress in Melbourne is another recognition of this cosmopolitan city’s attractiveness – it has been awarded World’s Most Livable City status by the Economist Intelligence Unit four consecutive years from 2011 to 2014.
At the Australian Intelligent Transport Systems Summit held in Melbourne in May, 2015, it was revealed the current 14 million trips to Melbourne are expected to grow by one-third to 18 million trips a day by 2036. The State of Victoria has renewed focus on meeting the challenge of moving people and freight efficiently.
Speaking at the recent ITS Australia Summit in Melbourne, Victorian Minister for Roads, Road Safety and Ports Luke Donnellan said: “Victoria has been at the forefront of using ITS solutions to address transport challenges – a leader in introducing freeway travel time information, dynamic variable speeds limits and coordinated freeway ramp signalling.
"There is huge potential to use intelligent transport systems to accommodate the growing demand for transport in Melbourne, and the good thing is that the public is interested, it’s engaged,” he said.
By hosting the Asia Pacific Scholarship winners at the 23rd World Congress in Melbourne, ITS Australia believes the students will contribute along with established transportation leaders in raising the awareness of the social, environmental and economic benefits ITS technologies deliver to communities.
“ITS Future Innovators Club members are invited to engage in a dedicated conference session, where they will contribute their vision for the future of ITS. We look forward to welcoming them to Melbourne in 2016,” said Susan Harris.
For ITS Australia Asia Pacific Student Scholarship details, visit http://www.itsworldcongress2016.com/home/student-scholarships
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