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Technical University of Denmark

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DTU Management
PhD Scholarships (3) in Travel Behaviour Change

JOE ID Number: 2022-01_111469348
Date Posted: 05/23/2022
Date Inactive: 06/30/2022
Position Title/Short Description
Title: PhD Scholarships (3) in Travel Behaviour Change
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Copenhagen, DENMARK
JEL Classification: R4 -- Transportation Economics
Human Geography
Human Ecology
Transport/Spatial Planning
Environmental Science
residential relocation
anticipated vs. sudden life events
transport technology adoption
Travel Behaviour Change
Full Text of JOE Listing:

We offer PhD scholarships as part of the ERC Consolidator GRANT “Choice, necessity or chance? Understanding behaviouR chanGE iN Transport - URGENT” within the EU Commission’s H2020 Framework.

The URGENT project examines under which individual and contextual circumstances people change their mobility behaviour and what mental mechanisms are involved in these behaviour change processes. The project will use an interdisciplinary approach based on a unique longitudinal dataset combining data from a large panel survey, in-depth interviews and an intelligent mobility diary app.

URGENT will additionally examine rebound effects of changed mobility behaviour and reveal under which conditions, and to what extent, behaviour change in one area (e.g. commuting) positively or negatively spills over to other areas (e.g. air travel, food consumption). URGENT applies a novel analytical strategy that brings together concepts from psychology (behaviour change models), human geography (mobility biographies approach), sociology (mobility cultures) and machine learning (causal discovery and causal inference).

Further information related to all three positions may be obtained from Senior Researcher Sonja Haustein.


To apply, please read the full job advertisement at

Application deadline: 30 June 2022

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 06/30/2022