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Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (Africa)
   

The Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management was established in 1968 and is widely recognised as a first class education, training and research service provider in the fields of transport economics, logistics management and supply chain management.

The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (Africa) was created within the Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management at the University of Johannesburg in response to industry’s need for independent, unbiased, relevant and up-to-date research. The industry, as well as users of the industry’s services, has recognised that world-class transport and supply chain research is absolutely imperative in any developing economy. 
 

ITLS (Africa) has partnered with the Institute for Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney (http://www.itls.usyd.edu.au/), as part of a plan to maximise the research potential of each institute and ensure a high level of collaboration and the best of both worlds in terms of cutting-edge research. 

In order to maximise the impact of transport and supply chain research on the South African society and economy, the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (Africa) provides specialist high-level research services for both the private and public sectors, focusing on the most urgent research priorities in the country. 

ITLS (Africa) has, at its core, the skills, experience and network as well as a long and sound history of providing research excellence to both the public and private sectors, in topics ranging from policy and government strategy to various customised transport solutions in all modes of transport. 

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies 

ITLS (Africa) is responsible for a range of research and related activities within the Department of Transport and Supply Chain Management.  ITLS (Africa) has partnered with the Institute for Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney, as part of a plan to maximise the research potential of each institute and ensure a high level of collaboration and the best of both worlds in terms of cutting-edge research. 

Both institutions intend to promote and encourage a broad range of academic cooperation initiatives which include:

  • Development and promotion of research collaboration in areas of mutual interest.
  • Sharing of experience in innovative teaching, development of an international curriculum and course design.
  • Exchange of academic materials, which are made available by both parties.
  • Exchange of academic staff.
  • Sponsoring of cooperative seminars, workshops and other academic meetings on matter of mutual interest.