Motorisation and urbanisation are growing very fast without
control in many developing countries as well as in the
project partner countries (Egypt and Jordan), which resulted
negative impacts in road transport in terms of inefficiency transport,
congestion, poor public transport, land use, traffic accidents, emissions,
energy consumption, etc. Intelligent transport systems (ITS) are
modern smart systems that integrate telecommunication and Information
Technology (IT) on roads and in vehicles. ITS has been proved in many
EU countries to be an effective solution in solving current and future
transport problems and challenges.
Today, there exists a large knowledge, research and applications
in different EU universities about ITS but there is a considerable
lack of knowledge and experiences in this field in EG and JO,
despite the fact that IT development has made several ITS
systems relatively inexpensive and can be put into use even in some
low and middle income countries.
The target countries EG & JO are characterised by
similar traffic nature, road user behavior, transport
mode distribution, culture and language. Therefore,
both countries can share largely together knowledge, know-how and good practices.
The project wider objective is to develop and offer
an advanced master programme in ITS according to the
"Bologna process" requirements, and corresponds to
the complexity and nature of transport in EG-JO.
The ITS programme will be based on successful course materials,
knowledge, teaching methods available at EU universities.
Also it is planned specifically to provide students of the
Partner Universities with the opportunity to study the Joint
Master Programme in ITS both in EG, JO and EU Universities
from September 2014 with the possibility to obtain double/
multiple/joint Master Degrees. The consortium will have full
respect of the diversity of national education systems,
University autonomy and experiences between all involved countries.