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In 2020, Frankfurt UAS was one of seven universities in Germany to receive an endowed professorship in cycling from the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV). While the topic was already part of teaching and research, Prof. Dennis Knese and the staff of the ReLUT - Research Lab for Urban Transport have expanded and deepened the study offers.
Dennis Knese has been Professor for Sustainable Mobility and Cycling at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences since 2021. The professorship, funded by the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV), is a cross-sectional professorship in the Departments of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geomatics, and Economics and Law.
Prof. Knese is a trained geographer and transport planner, with studies at the University of Bremen, University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden and Cardiff University.
After his studies, he worked as a researcher at the Vancouver Economic Development Commission in Canada, as a research assistant in the New Mobility Group at Frankfurt UAS and as a technical advisor for sustainable mobility at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
He completed his PhD (Dr.-Ing.) at the University of Kassel in 2018. The dissertation is entitled "Integration of electromobility in urban planning and streetscape design - approaches for strategies, concepts and measures".
- Research Lab for Urban Transport
- Advisory Council on Cycling for the Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport
- German Road and Transportation Research Association, including the working group on pedelec-compatible infrastructure
- Cycle Logistics Association Germany (via ReLUT)
- Jury Bike + Business Award
Prof. Dennis Knese teaches in various Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in the Departments 1: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Geomatics and 3: Economics and Law.
Since winter semester 2022/23, students can apply for the cross-university Master's programme Sustainable Mobility.
More about the opportunities for studying cycling here.
Find information about the PhD Centre Mobility and Logistics here (only availiable in german language).
- (Bicycle) transport planning
- Road space design
- Cycle logistics
- Mobility behaviour
Current research projects:
- Analysis of cycle-friendly side streets in Frankfurt (only availiable in german language)