INTERNATIONAL ROAD FEDERATION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

THE INTERNATIONAL ROAD FEDERATION /IRF/ ESTABLISHED A FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM THROUGH WHICH HIGHLY QUALIFIED GRADUATE ENGINEERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD COULD BE BROUGHT TO THE UNITED STATES FOR AN ACADEMIC YEAR IN ONE OF THE MAJOR UNIVERSITIES OR TECHNICAL INSTITUTES. THIS WAS TO BE FOLLOWED BY A POST-ACADEMIC TOUR WHICH WOULD INCLUDE VISITS TO HIGHWAY PROJECTS, HIGHWAY AND TRAFFIC ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS, RESEARCH LABORATORIES, AND INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS ENGAGED IN THE MOVING OF ROADBUILDING AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT. THIS IRF FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM WAS ESTABLISHED 18 YEARS AGO AND IT HAS CONTINUED THROUGH THE PRESENT' 408 ENGINEERS FROM 80 COUNTRIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN TRAINED. FELLOWSHIP GRANTS TOTALING ALMOST $1.5 MILLION HAVE BEEN ADMINISTERED BY THE IRF. THE FEDERATION HOPES, THROUGH THIS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM, TO ASSIST IN EQUIPPING A FRATERNITY OF EXPERTS AROUND THE WORLD WITH A VASTLY IMPROVED CAPABILITY OF SOLVING THE INCREASINGLY MORE COMPLEX TRANSPORT PROBLEMS.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 52-56
  • Monograph Title: Highway transportation research, education and technology abroad
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 1 1994 12:00AM