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China Center for Energy and Transportation

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In partnership with leading Chinese universities, the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis) has established the China Center for Energy and Transportation (C-CET). C-CET has both research and education components.  The Center studies Chinese motorization and transportation energy systems as described in “Activities and Strategy.” The partnership also has the synergy of a graduate studies program.  C-CET builds on UC Davis’s existing interdisciplinary Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP) graduate program with a sub-program that specializes in China and transportation sector energy issues in other developing countries.

C-CET is a two-way learning and research center where we share with our Chinese counterparts the Californian experiences and the new ideas that come out here at ITS-Davis, while we will also learn from the Chinese experiences and breakthrough research ideas.  The center facilitates study and research in China for U.S. graduate students and faculty as well as inviting Chinese researchers and students to visit and study at UC Davis.  We hold joint workshops in the U.S. and China.