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Our Mission

Our goal is to empower researchers, educators, and students to shape the future of mobility and transportation. With our portfolio of academic PTV Mobility software licenses, we support academia in their research or for curricular purposes. Over 400 universities trust in PTV software, including more than 50% of the top 100 universities in Civil Engineering worldwide. Check the comparison table below and find the best offer for your needs.

400+ universities

More than 400 universities use PTV products to support their research

150 Licences

150 PTV Thesis Licenses are granted to students to support their theses each year

1,800+ Papers

Over 1,800 academic papers based on PTV software have been published in the most renowned transporation journals since 2010

Our offer for academia

Student License

0

One year free license


Latest PTV Vissim/Visum version with some restrictions

1kmx1km network size

run simulations up to 600s

save the network and write evaluations

and many more features


For students who are interested in modelling and simulation

Thesis License

0

6 month free license


Latest PTV Vissim/Visum full version

unlimited network size

unlimited simulation time

save the network and write evaluations

and many more features


For BsC, MsC, PhD and PostDoc students with cutting-edge research topics

Research License

0

Two year free license


Latest PTV Vissim/Visum full version

unlimited network size

unlimited simulation time

save the network and write evaluations

and many more features


For professors and lecturers whose research topic can potentially lead to an advancement of our software

Academic License

price on request

Full version


Contact us to get your full version of our PTV software at a fraction of the standard market price!


Provide your students with the most up-to-date modeling software for their research projects or for in-class teaching.


You will be part of our scientific network to exchange views with colleagues and learn how to optimally use PTV software in teaching and research.

 

What our academic partners say about PTV

As a student who is pursuing an academic career, I was very excited to start my internship with TV Group. Thanks to PTV’s academic and research-based approach, I can create the link between my theoretical background and the real-world problems on Machine Learning and Operations Research.

Yagmur Gül M.Sc. Program in Data Analytics and Decision Science at RWTH Aachen University

As a data-lover, I use PTV Visum to develop data-driven methods to solve the Dynamic Origin-Destination Estimation Problem of Simulation Traffic Models. I combine different sources of data, such as Traffic Counts from real sensors and large GPS tracking databases to estimate the OD matrices that feed the SBA Visum models.

Xavier Ros PhD Candidate at UPC-Tech, PTV award for the best presentation on Traffic Simulation at FIT 2020

For more than forty years my academic research has been focused on Traffic and Transportation Systems and the associated modeling techniques, optimization, and simulation to make them operational. 

Models are the most consistent scientific approach to understand the behavior of complex dynamic systems and be able of forecasting their evolution, making decisions, and optimizing their performance.

Prof. Jaume Barceló Professor Emeritus, Department of Statistics and Operations Research, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC-Barcelona Tech
A a selection of our academic partners
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PTV Vissim: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2524087/

PTV Visum: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2230651/

PTV Vistro: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4816492/