The joint virtual winter school will be held via Zoom’s video conferencing platform and there will be a total of 13 sessions of training courses during the period from 7 November – 9 December 2022.


The winter school is established for students from People’s Republic of China and is organised by Technical University of Munich (TUM), Technical University of Munich Asia (TUM Asia) and Tsinghua University.


The lectures are mainly set up by Technical University of Munich and all school activities are conducted in English. 


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Federal Foreign Office of Germany (Auswärtiges Amt) are the supporters of this winter school.


The participation in the winter school is free of charge for all students. 


Students, who are interested in transportation related subjects and Students who are interested in undertaking a M.Sc. degree in Germany with the major in transportation at TUM, are invited to apply for this winter school. You have the chance to meet lecturers from TUM and discuss study and research opportunities at TUM in Germany.


  • Traffic Control Systems & Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Public Transport Concepts and Planning
  • Goods Transport and Logistics
  • Introduction into the German language and German culture



Traffic control systems / intelligent transportation systems

This module provides the students with insights in state of the art control measures for optimisation of traffic flow. After a detailed analysis of aims and tasks of control systems and possible structures and elements of control systems, the students will learn about applications in both public and private transport.


Lecturers: Dr.-Ing. Antonios Tsakarestos, Technical University of Munich, Chair for Traffic Engineering and Control

Transport and environment / assessment of transport infrastructure projects

Assessment methods for transport infrastructure projects are used to evaluate the benefits and risks of proposed infrastructure projects. This module will first introduce the interrelation between traffic and the environment. Methods to evaluate these interrelations and tools to measure the benefits and risks of infrastructure projects will be introduced in the second step. Constraints and advantages of specific assessment procedures will be briefly discussed through small exercises.


Lecturers: Dr. Andreas Rau, Technical University of Munich Asia, Faculty Head and Principal Investigator (Rail, Transport & Logistics) 

Transportation Systems Analysis

This module will provide methodological components related to the analysis of transportation systems, with an emphasis on emerging data and applications. Extensions to traditional transportation systems analysis tools will be demonstrated, showing how emerging transport modes can be effectively modelled. Both data driven and theory based models will be presented, demonstrating how both approaches can be used in parallel.


Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Constantinos Antoniou, Technical University of Munich, Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering 

Travel Behavior Analysis and Transport Modeling

This module provides an introduction into travel behavior analyses. Theoretical foundations of travel behavior are discussed and simple econometric estimation of travel behavior models are presented. An introduction for travel demand modeling is provided, including traditional four-step models, activity-based models, freight models and integrated land use/transport models


Lecturers: Dr. Rolf Moeckel, Technical University of Munich, Professor for Modeling Spatial Mobility 

Road Safety Fundamentals

This module provides an introduction to road safety analyses. The main goal is to learn about road safety theory and applications. The course carries out a review of international practices of road safety from the civil engineering perspective, which can be applied to motorized and non-motorized users (pedestrian or cyclists). This includes to understand concurrent factors of road crashes, to design safety countermeasures in urban areas and to discuss the impacts of autonomous vehicles on road safety.


Lecturers: Dr. Ana Tsui Moreno Chou; Technical University of Munich, Professor for Modeling Spatial Mobility 

Public transport concepts and planning

This module will give an introduction into the planning principles of public transport systems. The characteristics of different public transport means (Bus, LRT, MRT. etc.) will be discussed. The characteristics of different line network concepts will be introduced. Public transport prioritisation and the integration of different transport means into one system are other topics in this module. 


Lecturers: Dr. Andreas Rau, Technical University of Munich Asia, Faculty Head and Principal Investigator (Rail, Transport & Logistics) 

Goods transportation and logistics - How E-Commerce works

This module gives insights in goods transportation and logistics. The meaning, definition and delimitation of goods transportation and logistics will be shown and explained by using E-Commerce as an example. Therefore, the processes and the logic of logistics in E-Commerce will be shown by using some best practice examples. Some possible future trends will be discussed as well. 

Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Christian Kille, Professor for Retail Logistics, University for Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt 

Public transport policies

This module aims to introduce the basic principles of public transport policies to create transport system where people can rely on a fast and passenger friendly public transport system. The theoretical policies will be supported by showing some case studies in Chinese cities, where these concepts are applied in a real city.

Lecturers: Professor Dr. Yang Xinmiao, Tsinghua University 

Traffic condition estimation and control

Nowadays, with the development of data collection, analysis and application technology, various kinds of abundant data bring new opportunities for urban road traffic state estimation and control. Based on multi-source data collection, this module introduces some research achievements of the lecturer in the field of multi-level traffic state estimation and control in recent years from the perspectives of macro-traffic state analysis, estimation, micro-traffic parameter estimation and feedback closed-loop traffic control.

Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Ruimin Li Tsinghua University 

Transport planning theory and its development

This course is to introduce the basic principles of transport planning, planning methods, the working process of transport planning, and the application of transport planning theory in various transport planning and the latest research progress. The main contents include the characteristics of traffic demand and the main influencing factors, the content and main processes of urban traffic planning, the classical methods of urban traffic demand forecasting, and the outlook of traffic planning and management theory research.

Lecturers: Prof. Dr. Huapu Lu, Tsinghua University 


7 November –  9 December 2022


Online (webinar link and programme schedule will be sent to you before the event)


Eligibility Criteria

Applications are open to candidates who already hold a bachelor’s degree or who are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree programme, in any of the following areas (but not limited): Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geodetics, Mechanical Engineering, Geography, Computer Science, Communications Engineering, Economics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Tourisms.


All classes at the Virtual Winter School will be conducted in English. Participants should ensure that they are proficient in English (reading and writing) at the university level.


Application Procedure

Please note that if not specified, all application documents must be in common file format. For example, text file must be PDF, MS Word or txt, and photocopy must be jpeg, bmp or PDF.


Kindly send us the following documents as attachments to our email:
• Curriculum Vitae (CV) in PDF
• Photocopy of your bachelor’s degree and transcripts or equivalent
• Photocopy of your English Language certificates (TOEFL, IELTS, CET (College English Test, including speaking test), PETS (Public English Test System) etc.)
Note: Applicants who can provide additional certificates, for example, CET Oral Test, to prove the considerable ability of speaking English, will be more likely to be accepted under the same conditions


Deadline for application

The application deadline for the winter school is 1st November, 2022. All required documents must be received by this date.


Submitting the application

We only accept online application. Please send your documents to Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Tsinghua University by using both of the following email addresses: and

Email subject must conform to the style “name-university-major-degree”.

For example: Liming-Tsinghua-transportation-master.

Please attach your photocopies piece by piece in a literal order, rather than in one .RAR package



Admission to our winter school is highly competitive. Selection is based on a comprehensive review of all documents received in the application by the examination board. Candidates will be notified by email as soon as the admission is granted.


Participation Fees

The participation in the winter school is free of charge.


Further Information

If you have any questions regarding the admission procedure, please contact us via:
Technical University of Munich
Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering
Tsinghua University
Institute of Transportation Engineering

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