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DARe, the new Research Hub for Decarbonised Adaptable and Resilient Transport Infrastructures has received £10 million in funding from the Department for Transport and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Led by Newcastle University, the Research Hub includes partner institutions such as the universities of Cambridge, Glasgow, and Heriot-Watt.

Dr Jennifer Schooling, the director of CSIC at the University of Cambridge, is the PI/co-director of the award alongside Prof. Abir Al-Tabbaa, Prof. Ajith Parlikad, Dr Kristen MacAskill (Engineering), Dr Li Wan from (Land Economy), Prof. James Woodcock (Med School), and Prof. Ying Jin (Architecture).

I am delighted that the University of Cambridge, including several colleagues from CSIC, will be playing a leading role in this exciting initiative. We are looking forward to collaborating with our colleagues in the universities of Newcastle, Glasgow, and Heriot Watt, and working with the transport sector. This is a unique opportunity to create the transformation pathways that will deliver a resilient, net zero transport system fit for 2050 and beyond. Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director CSIC

The primary goal of the Research Hub is to aid in the decarbonisation of the UK's complex and interconnected transport infrastructures. By providing expertise, modelling, and data tailored to each area and each transport challenge, it will identify solutions for delivering a resilient, net zero transport system that aligns with the needs of people and communities.

Sharing knowledge and expertise is at the heart of the Research Hub, which will engage widely to bring together leading academics from across the UK and their civic and industry partners. The Research Hub will also serve as a national facility where researchers launch an open-source platform, opening data to policymakers, local authorities, and the frontline of transport systems.

Jennifer Schooling, CSIC director said: ‘I am delighted that the University of Cambridge, including several colleagues from CSIC, will be playing a leading role in this exciting initiative. We are looking forward to collaborating with our colleagues in the universities of Newcastle, Glasgow, and Heriot Watt, and working with the transport sector. This is a unique opportunity to create the transformation pathways that will deliver a resilient, net zero transport system fit for 2050 and beyond.’

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