Prof Chris Nash receives Honorary Doctorate from Masaryk University, Czechia
Recognition of international influence in rail reform, ecomomics and innovation
Professor Chris Nash recently received an Honorary Doctorate from Masaryk University, in Brno, Czechia.
Prof Nash has acted as advisor to many bodies, including the European Commission High Level Group on Transport Infrastructure Charging, the Transport Committee of the House of Commons and the Railways Group of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport. He has been Visiting Professor and Chief Adviser for the Institute for Transport Economics, Geography and Policy, Masaryk University, since 2016.
He was honoured during a ceremony at Masaryk University, last month. The citation was given by Prof Jiří Špalek, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administration and he paid tribute to Prof Nash’s achievements.
“Professor Chris Nash has influenced several generations of transport economists and there are only few topics in his long career that he has not covered. Railway economics has become his lifelong specialization and love, and his contributions in this field are indisputable. Today’s award is not only a recognition of Professor’s Nash lifelong work, but also of his collaboration with Masaryk University and the Faculty of Economics and Administration.”
Railway economics has become his lifelong specialization and love, and his contributions in this field are indisputable.
On receiving the award, Prof Nash said, “For the last six years I have greatly enjoyed being a visiting professor in the Faculty of Economics and Administration at Masaryk University. I was delighted when the University decided to pay me the great honour of awarding me an honorary doctorate. I have benefitted enormously from working with wonderful colleagues and I want to end by thanking them all for what they have taught me and for the friendship they have given me. In recent years many of the people I have worked with have been members of the staff of Masaryk University and I wish them, and the University, every success in the future.”