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€2.6 million transport project to identify women’s needs

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The University of Stirling has received a share of 2.6 (£2.3) million to create fairer and more inclusive transport systems that consider the needs of women as both users and employees.

Current transport systems do not sufficiently take into account the physical and social characteristics of women in the design of products and services, and in fostering women’s employability in the industry.

Stirling Management School will receive €316,000 (£280,000) over the next three years to carry out data analysis which will help identify, design and evaluate specific measures for fulfilling the needs and expectations of women as both users of different types of transport, and as job holders in the sector.  

 

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The University of Stirling’s involvement will make a major contribution to this project, linking data and academic knowledge to action that will help make transport systems more inclusive and efficient.
Ron McQuaid Professor of Work and Employment

Professor of Work and Employment Ron McQuaid said: “The University of Stirling’s involvement will make a major contribution to this project, linking data and academic knowledge to action that will help make transport systems more inclusive and efficient.”

Researchers will analyse four different aspects of the transport industry where inclusiveness is currently a central issue, including: railways and interconnecting public transport; autonomous driving; vehicle sharing; and corporate social responsibility and employment.

Together with other project partners, they will use this data to take concrete action to enable progression towards an inclusive and efficient transport system.

The project is funded by EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020, and involves transport, non-governmental organisations and university partners from Spain, UK, France, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Turkey and Ireland.

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