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Supporting efficient and responsive transportation systems and services

Emerging Challenges & Core Topics

NUTC research addresses a broad range of complex issues that affect the movement of materials, people, energy, and information, and the policies and economics that govern such movements. NUTC’s research is driven by an integrated and interdisciplinary perspective on transportation systems and focuses on the efficient and productive operations and management of transportation and logistics organizations in the public and private sector.

Core Topics

Core Topics / Strategic Themes

  • Smart Sustainable Cities
  • Humanitarian Logistics & Disaster Response
  • Automation in Supply Chains & Logistics
  • The User Experience
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Humanitarian Logistics Initiative

Humanitarian Logistics & Disaster Response

NUTC researchers actively engage in many areas of humanitarian and non-profit logistics, including disaster relief, emergency response, hunger relief, and mobile health clinics.

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Featured Reports

Featured Reports

NUTC researchers regularly collaborate on special reports, including an analysis of Chicago’s red light camera enforcement, and a vision of transportation infrastructure in the year 2050.
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Transportation Library

Transportation Library

Containing more than 500,000 items, the Northwestern University Transportation Library is one of the largest transportation information centers in the world.
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Interdisciplinary Collaboration Across Northwestern

Our team is composed of skilled researchers representing a wide range of academic interests and expertise. Represented schools and departments include:

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

  • Economics
  • History
  • Neurobiology and Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
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McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences
  • Management and Organizations
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Kellogg School of Management

Kellogg School of Management

  • Management and Organizations
  • Management and Strategy
  • Management Economics and Decision Sciences
  • Marketing
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Meet the transportation experts who drive our research

Learn more about our faculty, fellows, leaders, and staff.

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Industry Workshops and Special Events

Through industry technical workshops, seminars, and special events, we're tackling transportation challenges and opportunities with leaders in the field.

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