Mobility and transport move people today more than ever: They ensure social participation, economic activity, the ability to get around locally and even a connection to the rest of the world.
In Germany today, a high level of individual mobility has been reached, and this needs to be maintained. At the same time, involvement in the global economy requires new, even more efficient transport concepts. One of the biggest tasks of the future is to achieve sustainability in transport: We are focused on reducing harmful environmental impacts. With regard to social transformations such as demographic change, however, the social component of mobility is also becoming more and more important.
Researchers of various disciplines are researching the developments and prospects of passenger and commercial transport. Our vision: a modern, fit-for-the future transport system, efficient and sustainable for people and the environment.
The Institute of Transport Research has developed a worldwide network through a range of research cooperations and projects on a national and international level. We work closely together with universitiy institutions in both research and teaching. Prof. Dr. Meike Jipp, the instititute's director, is professor for transport demand and transport effects at the Technical University of Berlin and many of our scientists pursue teaching activities at universities or other research institutions in the Berlin area and beyond.