The third Policy Research Centre for Traffic Safety is the result of a cooperation between several research groups of the following institutions:


The Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) is one of the largest institutes in Belgium, active in transportation. Researchers come from various domains such as transportation, economy, psychology, engineering, mathematics, sociology, architecture, informatics, … making it possible to treat transportation issues in a multidisciplinary way.

IMOB has a lot of experience in various quantitative methods (such as data mining, micro simulation, Bayesian statistics, operational research) to model transportation behaviour and road safety. Furthermore the institute has a strong connection with the Bachelor Master in Transportation Sciences at Hasselt University.

The Spatial Applications Division (SADL) is specialized in applying Geographical Information Sciences and Technology in the domain of spatial planning and the socio-economic environment.

The Energy, Transport & Environment (ETE) research group is specialised in the use of modelling instruments to tackle price, regulations and investement problems.

The Centre for Industrial Management, Traffic and Infrastructure (CIB) is specialized in (dynamic) traffic modelling tools supporting research on three main topics: development and application of uni- and multimodal transportation network design, intelligent transport systems and external effects of transportation.


VITO, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research, is a European research and consulting centre developing sustainable technologies in the areas of energy, environment, transport, materials and remote sensing. The Transition Energy and Environment unit is active in the domain of transition to a more sustainable society. Research focuses on integrated analysis of (i) transport and mobility, (ii) energy use and supply, (iii) resources management, (iv) industrial emissions, (v) living and building and (vi) climate change and land use.

The Transport & Mobility team analyses transport in connection with technology, energy and the environment. The team is active in the domains of ‘clean vehicles’ and transport modelling.




The Policy Research Centre for Traffic Safety carries out policy relevant scientific research under the authority of the Flemish Government. The Centre is the result of a

cooperation between Hasselt University, KU Leuven and VITO, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research.


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