Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
PI: Pasi Lautala
TUNRail was a policy-oriented research grant to “tune” and intensify the railway higher education knowledge exchange and collaboration between the European Union and the United States. The project used comparisons and benchmarking analyses to define the extent, contents, structure, and objectives of current programs, and to identify how well they address the key aspects of modern railway systems. In addition to Michigan Tech, the participating institutions included the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal and Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany in the European Union. All funding for this two-year federal grant came from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) in the U.S. Department of Education.