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Dr Jana Kühl accepted professorship

Germany's first professor for cycling management comes to Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences

Foto aus dem Deckblatt des Nationalen Radverkehrsplan 2020
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The Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences is bringing a mobility expert from Schleswig-Holstein to Lower Saxony for the cycling professorship endowed by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. Dr Jana Kühl - currently a research assistant at the Institute of Geography at Christian Albrechts University in Kiel - has accepted the offering and will be appointed as Germany's first professor of cycling management at Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences on 1 November 2020 at the Institute for Traffic Management, Salzgitter Campus (Institut für Verkehrsmanagement).

The newly established professorship will not only be integrated into the teaching of existing bachelor's and master's degree programmes in the field of transport and logistics as well as the planned new master's degree programme in mobility management.

About the endowed professorships in cycling

For the first time, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) is funding professorships in cycling at seven universities. The aim is to give even greater consideration to the interests of cyclists in the future - from infrastructure planning and mobility management to cycle-friendly legislation. The universities are funded with a maximum annual amount of up to 400,000 euros per professorship. In addition to the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences in Salzgitter, the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, the Wildau University of Applied Sciences, the University of Kassel and the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences received funding. Further appointments will be made this year and in 2021.