On November 9, 2023, the Double Doctoral Lecture Conference of the School of Economics and Management at Beijing Jiaotong University and the Parallel Forum of the Global Alliance of Sustainable Transportation Universities (GAUST) were successfully held in Conference Room 4 of Hongguoyuan. A team of economic teachers, including Li Hongchang, Secretary Xiao Lingling, Deputy Director Zhao Xiaojun, Deputy Director Zhou Huiyu, Professor Li Weidong, Professor Lin Xiaoyan, and Professor Tong Qiong, as well as master's and doctoral students, participated in this event. Professor Zia Wadud from the Institute of Transport Studies at the University of Leeds in the UK briefly introduced the basic situation of the dual doctoral cooperation project, including project timeline, mentor system, etc. He also introduced the overall condition and academic teaching resources of Leeds University. Subsequently, the teachers and students went to the multi-functional hall of Red Orchard to participate in the Global Alliance of Universities for Sustainable Transportation (GAUST) conference.
BJTU-ITS Leeds Double Doctoral Lecture
After the GAUST conference, the parallel sub-forums organized by the School of Economics and Management and hosted by the Department of Economics were equally exciting. The attending scholars conducted in-depth academic discussions around their respective research topics, with Professor Zia Wadud from the University of Leeds, Professor Günter Embeerger and Dr. Bingyu Zhao from the Vienna University of Technology in Austria, and Professor Li Hongchang from our institute sharing their research. Professor Zia Wadud gave an academic lecture titled E-ride Hailing, Travel and the Environment: Tales from Developing and Emerging Economies. In the past decade, carpooling or e-ride hailing has become very popular. Professor Zia Wadud used preliminary studies from Bangladesh, Mexico, India, China, and the United Kingdom to compare these services' impact on short-term mode shifts and long-term vehicle ownership. Professor Günter Embeerger and Dr. Bingyu Zhao also conducted academic sharing on City and regional scale transport simulations and their applications in emergency evaluation and disaster resilience studies, with the primary research, focus on urban emergency management and simulation analysis based on the ABM model. Finally, Professor Li Hongchang from our college asked, "Does Bike Sharing Increase House Prices? Evidence from Micro-level Data and the Impact of COVID-19 Academic Sharing. Professor Li Hongchang and his collaborators studied the impact of bicycle sharing without piles on housing prices and paid attention to the result of the outbreak of COVID-19 on the above effects.
Professor Zia Wadud's research sharing
Research sharing between Professor G ü nter Embeerger and Dr. Bingyu Zhao
Professor Li Hongchang's Research Sharing
The on-site atmosphere of the parallel subforum was warm, and scholars spoke enthusiastically, engaging in intense discussions on related issues and creating a good platform for promoting academic exchange and cooperation. The School of Economics and Management at Beijing Jiaotong University attaches great importance to international education for students. It is committed to cultivating high-quality and high-level international first-class talents. The successful holding of this Double Doctoral Lecture and GAUST Parallel Sub Forum has provided excellent learning and exchange opportunities for young students and academic professionals in our school.