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The Hellenic Institute of Transport

The Hellenic Institute of Transport is part of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (C.E.R.T.H.) which is a legal, non-profit entity organized under private law, under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), of the Greek Ministry of Development. It was founded on 2000 under the Presidential Decree 77/2000.

H.I.T.'s main objective is the conduct and support of applied research activities in the field of transportation in Greece. More specifically on issues relating to organization, operation, planning and development of infrastructure, and standardization, economic analysis, management, vehicle technology, and impact assessment of land, maritime, air, and multimodal transport services. Also training and education activities in related fields, dissemination of research activities and the Representation of Greece, in Transport Research and other relevant scientific fora abroad.


H.I.T.'s mission is the supply of services on formulating nation-wide policies and assist the Greek government in the decision making process on Transportation issues such as operation, planning, standardisation, economic analysis and impact assessment of land, maritime, air, and multimodal transport services. It also provides research and development services on the same fields to external organisations while it liaises with other bodies and international organisations in these fields and represents Greece in relevant scientific fora.

More specifically the Hellenic Institute of Transport undertakes the following activities:

  • Conduct research projects or specialised studies on basic and applied research
  • Set up and operate a bibliographical center emphasising on Transportation related research activities and publications.
  • Formulates standards and standardization processes in its fields of interest, working together with the institutional standardization bodies and organisations
  • Create and maintain databases on transport-related issues.
  • Translate and publish international transportation standards.
  • Dissemination of the research results in the Greek market with an emphasis on the Public Sector
  • Assesment and evaluation of research activities in the Transport field and of related institutions (Academia, other bodies).
  • Promotion of bilateral as well as multilateral co-operation between Greece and other countries in the field of Transport, with emphasis in the countries of South East Europe.
  • Representing Greece in in Transport Research and other relevant scientific fora and Public bodies.
  • Organising conferences and national and international events
  • Organization of training and professional education Seminars and Programmes.
  • Contibuting to quality control services in the Transport sector and the issuing of relevant certificates
  • Publishing research results in Greek and international journals and conferences.
  • Publishing periodical reports (annual or bi-annual) that depict the progress on the overall greek transport system as well as focusing on the sub-systems (vehicle, rail, aviation, maritime)
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