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Prof. Dr. Florian Heinitz - Introduction


Transport Economics

Official Duties

  • Programme Leader, MSc  "Intelligent Transport Systems and Mobility Management"(IVM)
  • Sino-German University of Applied Sciences (CDHAW) and Mexican-German Academic Cooperation (MDHK), BEng Programmes "Business Engineering" with Tongji University and Tec de Monterrey: Coordinator at Erfurt University

    past duties:

        Head, IVR Transport and Spatial Planning Institute (2011-2015)

        International Programme Coordinator  (2006-2011)

Undergraduate Courses to be Taught - Bachelor VTL/BuI/CDHAW

  • Introduction to Transport Economics (6080/6280)
  • Air Transport Economics (6060/6260)  English
  • Introduction to Operations Research (7120)
  • Project (8020)

Graduate courses to be Taught - Master IVM/MuL

  • Economic Assessment (1721 - MSc only)
  • Decision Support Technologies (1612 / 1722)
  • Economics (2750)
  • Transport Modelling  (3720 - MSc only)
  • Study Tours (Page in German)
  • Course Project (2780 / 3780 - MSc only, coordinator)
  • Master Graduates' Seminar (9700 - MSc only)

Short CV

  • 2004 to date Professor of Transport Economics, Transport and Communications Department, Erfurt University of Applied Sciences
  • Principal Consultant , PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting Services, based in Munich, Germany
  • Research Associate, Transport and Communications Section, IWW Institute for Economic Policy Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Education: Dr. rer. pol. (~ Ph.D. Economics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 1999), Dipl.-Physiker (~ MSc/Hons. Physics, Minor: Computer Sciences, Philipps University Marburg, 1995) with undergraduate studies at the University of Stuttgart, 1991-1993
  • Visiting Appointments with Laboratoire Mobilité Réseaux Territoires Environnement (MRTE) Université de Cergy-Pontoise (2017), R.H.Smith School of Business, University of Maryland (2014), ITS Summer Professional Program MIT Cambridge (1997), Centre de Recherche sur les Transports (CRT) University of Montreal (1996),  Deutsche Bahn AG Network Planning Department, Mainz and Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (1995), Neurocybernetics Dpt. TH/TU Ilmenau (1988-90,1994), Guest Lecturer at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (1999- ), Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (2006- ), and European Training Centre for Railway Management Brugge (1998)
  • Academic Honours & Grants: Etienne Laspeyres Prize (2002), Transportation Research Scholarship of the Krupp Foundation (1997), Heraeus Foundation Prize for outstanding graduates in physics (1996)

Research Interests

  • Economics of transportation strategies
  • Travel demand modelling / customer analytics
  • Next-Gen Mobility Services 
  • Decision support systems in the transportation sector
  • Air Transport

Applied Research & Knowledge Transfer

Recent Publications

  • Kröger, L.; Heinitz, F.; Winkler, C. (2018) Operationalizing a Spatial Differentiation of Trip Generation Rates Using Proxy Indicators of Accessibility Travel Behaviour and Society 11C, pp.156-173 (online since 7/2017)
  • Heinitz, F. (2017): Consistency of state road network master plan development steps. Case Studies on Transport Policy 6(3) pp.400-415 ( online since 8/2017)
  • Heinitz, F. (2018): Territorial Reforms Conceived under Transport Logistics Aspects – the Case of Germany. Colloque La gouvernance logistique des territoires de la Commission de Géographie des Transports du CNFG, Gennevilliers
  • Heinitz, F. (2018): Ridesharing in den USA - Erfahrungen und Schlussfolgerungen. RechtSInnMobil Expert Meeting, Berlin (forthcoming)

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Affiliations & Further Activities

  • World Conference on Transportation Research Society (WCTRS), Lyon - since Antwerp, 1998 - Scientific Committee Member 2005-2007
  • Member of the Scientific Board - Periodica Polytechnica, Ser. Transportation Engineering, Budapest - since 2013
  • Sino-German University of Applied Sciences (CDHAW) of the Tongji University, Shanghai - Commitee Member of Double Degree Programme
  • Air Transport Research Society (ATRS), College Park MD - since R.d.Janeiro, 2005
  • Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C. - since 2009, AV040 group
  • German Aviation Research Society (G.A.R.S.), Cologne - since 2011
  • TransBaltica Conference, Vilnius- Scientific Committee 2009-2015
  • Referee for transport research journals, project proposals, accreditation and evaluation of study courses, scientific advisor
  • Member/lead of faculty search committees
  • Intercultural initiatives at Erfurt and fundraising activities 2011 .. 2015 2016 2017
  • Association of Friends of FH Erfurt's Transport Faculty (FöV VT), since 2005
Portrait Prof. Dr. Florian Heinitz (Quelle: privat)

Prof. Dr. Florian Heinitz


Prof. Dr. Florian Heinitz

Altonaer Straße 25
Building 3 Room 3.2.34
99085 Erfurt

Phone: +49 361 6700-671
Fax: +49 361 6700-528
E-Mail: heinitz@no -

Consultation Hour Winter Term 18/19:

Monday 18-19 or upon appointment by email

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