Offer 454 out of 593 from 06/01/22, 12:00


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Faculty V - Institute of Land and Sea Transport Systems / Chair of Integrated Transport Planning

Research assistant - 0.8 working time - salary grade E 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen

The research project "Pull & Push or Good & Bad" - which is funded by the DFG - aims to explore the effectiveness of pull and push measures in transport policy and planning. The starting point is the insight into the necessity of proactively shaping a transformation of the transport system. While transport policy and planning in the past could limit themselves to supporting transport development through attractive offers, with a view to sustainable transport development the question increasingly arises as to how a new development path can be opened up. To this end, it is important to know more about both how pull and push measures work and how they are accepted by the public. The research is carried out in close cooperation with the Institute for Transport Planning and Logistics at the TU Hamburg. On the one hand, the tasks include recording the different impact levels of pull and push measures. On the other hand, the perception of pull and push measures by different social actors is explored. The aim of the research project is to develop theoretical-conceptual approaches for the scientific justification of effective pull and push strategies. Finally, planning recommendations and concrete approaches for action are formulated on this basis.

Working field:

  • Metadata collection and analysis of pull and push studies.
  • Expert interviews, focus groups and a citizens' workshop
  • Discourse analysis of the transport policy debate on pull and push measures.
  • Statistical data analysis
  • Conducting a SWOT analysis to identify specific planning approaches
  • Knowledge transfer and public discussion of the results


  • Successfully completed academic university studies (diploma, master's degree or equivalent) in transportation, regional and urban planning, political sciences or a related field is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of the topics of mobility, transport and integrated planning is required.
  • Sound knowledge in theory and application to qualitative and quantitative methods is required.
  • Experience with participatory processes and methods is required.
  • Good communication skills and business fluent German language skills are required.
  • Good knowledge of English is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the use of traffic simulation programs is desired.

How to apply:

Please send your complete application with the reference number and the usual documents (combined in a single pdf file, max. 5 MB) by email to Prof. Dr. Schwedes via

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Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident - Fakultät V, Institut für Land- und Seeverkehr, FG Integrierte Verkehrsplanung, Prof. Dr. Schwedes, Sekr. SG 4, Salzufer 17-19, 10587 Berlin