SMARTI ETN aims at shaping the development and accelerated career progression in industry and academy of a new generation of multidisciplinary talented graduates, fully able to work within the field of smartening of Transport Infrastructures.

For this purpose, the fellows will acquire skills locally and network-wide at individual and group level as follows:

Scientific Skills
  • Fellows will have the chance of advanced individual training through access to the SMARTI academic modules a series of MSc and PhD level courses held at the premises of the partner universities related to the four main pillars of SMARTI. In fact, the various Universities have independently developed their own graduate programmes and SMARTI ETN will have access to those of the University beneficiaries and partners such as:
    • University of Nottingham
    • Universita’ degli Studi di Palermo
    • Politecnico di Torino
    • Universidade de Granada
    • Universidade de Huelva
  •  To complement the SMARTI modules, fellows will be invited to attend selected Massive Open Online Courses from platform such as “Coursera”, to acquire scientific and complementary skills relevant to the SMARTI
  • The ESRs will be encouraged to interact with the local research group at their host institution and within the member of each IRP. This will include research forums, national symposiums and meetings.
  • The fellows will be provided with group network-wide training on specific themes from worldwide renown experts
Complementary Skills
  • The complementary skills training will be completed through specific additional network-wide training workshops that will be held by UNOTT and tailored with the help of the Graduate School.
  • This training will focus on the skills that fellows will need to develop at different stages in the development of the network and their projects and will involve the consultancy and industrial partners raising an awareness of the demands of organizations outside academia for the fellows.
  • These courses will help improving:
    • research methods and impact,
    • knowledge of commercial and policy world to which their research relates but also
    • develop and manage their own research projects.
    • Training will be provided to develop a high standard of communication ability and public speaking skills with courses and events targeted for scientific and non-scientific audiences.