2 Doctoral Scholarships (Traffic Management & Modelling)

The Research Training Group "SocialCars – Cooperative (de-)centralized traffic management" (https://www.socialcars.org/home.html) and the DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme (https://www.daad.de/hochschulen/programme-weltweit/promotionsprogramme/gssp/en/23570-graduate-school-scholarship-programme/) jointly award

Two Full Scholarships for Doctoral Studies in Autonomous Driving, V2X Communication, Vehicle Routing and Platooning, Microscopic Traffic Modelling, Geoinformatics and Human Factors Psychology.

The Research Training Group (RTG) is jointly hosted by three universities: Technische Universität Braunschweig, Leibniz Universität Hannover and Technische Universität Clausthal.

Our research focuses on the development of cooperative traffic management strategies aiming of increasing the safety, sustainability and efficiency of urban road traffic. A key research question is how to integrate automated vehicles and new mobility services in the shared public space.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Focus on your doctoral project
  • Publication of scientific papers
  • Presentation of your work at (international) conferences

Qualification profile

We are looking for highly motivated international candidates with an outstanding Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Business Informatics, Geoinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Traffic Engineering, Psychology or a related discipline. Furthermore, we expect
  • the ability for analytical thinking
  • an aptitude for interdisciplinary and independent work
  • initial ideas regarding the doctoral project
  • a very good command of English
  • the willingness to learn German


We offer two positions in an interdisciplinary team working in a highly topical area of research. The RTG offers systematic supervision and mentoring throughout the doctoral work and is designed to allow for graduation within three years.

Starting at the earliest on 1 October 2019 and at the latest on 1 December 2019, funding will be provided for three years through the DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme.

Send application to

For further information on the doctoral projects, the programme and the application process please visit https://www.socialcars.org/Call-for-Applications-en.html.

Due to funding regulations, we can only accept applications from international (i.e. non-German) candidates.

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2019

Informal inquiries regarding the positions advertised may be directed to

Ms Anne Goralzik (a.goralzik@tu-braunschweig.de)
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Coordination Research Training Group "SocialCars – Cooperative (de-)centralized traffic management"

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About Technische Universität Braunschweig

The focus of SocialCars is on significantly improving future urban road traffic, through cooperative approaches. “How can individual travelers make optimal use of the transport infrastructure, so that safety is increased and congestion and pollution are reduced?” is the key question. SocialCars aims to answer this question by investigating the interaction between centralized (system-optimal)...

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