Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
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Institute for Transport Systems & Infrastructure


About the Institute

The Institute for Transport and Infrastructure (IVI) develops and tests concepts for the sustainable design of our transport system. The central question is which adjustments are necessary to enable future-oriented ecological, economic and socially compatible mobility. The cornerstones are climate protection, the resilience of the transport infrastructure, demographic change, globalisation and digitalisation.

Five professors from the faculties of architecture and civil engineering as well as information management and media are active in the institute, which has been in existence since 2015. Together with their research team, they bundle numerous competences in transport and infrastructure planning.

Research areas and fields of competence

Research at the IVI focuses on land-based modes of transport. The following areas are covered:

Traffic planning

Transport system management

Road operation

Building technology and sustainability

Transport ecology

Infrastructure management

Street spaces

Urban mobility

Automated modes of transport

Road Traffic Engineering


Close cooperation with municipalities and political decision-makers enables the development and practical application of new approaches. The "real laboratory" research format, in which new concepts are tested using real experiments in public spaces, has proven particularly successful. Citizens thus become part of the research and can actively contribute to the process thanks to various participation formats.


Institute for Transport and Infrastructure

Institute spokesperson
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jan Riel

Tel.: +49 (0) 721 925-2626
jan.rielspam prevention@h-ka.de


Institute for Transport and Infrastructure

Deputy Institute Spokesperson
Prof. Dr. Jochen Eckart

Tel.: +49 (0) 721 925-2920
jochen.eckartspam prevention@h-ka.de

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