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A supply-demand study of practice in rail logistics higher education

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Marin Marinov, Dr Anna Fraszczyk, Dr Tom ZunderORCiD, Dr Jorn Schlingensiepen



This paper includes a study conducted to analyse the current state of supply and demand for higher education in rail logistics. More specifically the study presented consists of two surveys, as follows. The first survey, Supply Survey, explores existing transport and logistics-related courses and educational programmes offered in higher education institutions. The second survey, Demand Survey, examines demands for rail logistics higher education and aims to understand the current needs for higher education in the sector. This paper shows that a spectrum of rail, freight transport and logistics related courses and programmes exist, however there is a strong need for a more specific training and education offering operations management skills needed to improve the company performance, efficiency and quality of service provided.

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Author(s): Marinov M, Fraszczyk A, Zunder T, Rizzetto L, Ricci S, Todorova M, Dzhaleva A, Karagyozov K, Trendafilov Z, Schlingensiepen J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Transport Literature

Year: 2013

Volume: 7

Issue: 2

Pages: 338-351

Print publication date: 01/04/2013

Date deposited: 24/02/2012

ISSN (print): 2177-1065

ISSN (electronic): 2238-1031

Publisher: Rede de Pesquisas em Transportes