The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers
The Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers was founded in 1976 in Athens, Greece. It currently includes over 600 members, all of them holding a postgraduate degree in transportation and carrying a long experience in the subject matter.
The main objectives of the Institute are:
- The promotion and propagation of scientific and technological knowledge in the field of transportation by organising seminars, conferences and roundtables, participating in international conferences and maintaing a library and archives of relevant editions and journals.
- The support of scientific and technological research in the domain of transportation at national level by collaborating with public and private organisations.
- The co-operation with competent or relevant to the Institute, scientific foundations of national and international level for exchanging information, organising joint scientific meetings etc.
- The recognition on the part of decision makers, public authorities, the private sector, the educational sector, and the society at large, of the necessity for scientific approach and solutions to various transport related problems.
- The promotion of a co-operative spirit amongst the Institute members.
- The establishment and dissemination of technical standards for the study, realisation and management of projects related to passenger and cargo transportation.
The Institute has also acted as Advisor to various public authorities and public corporations and is widely considered as an expert counterpart for supporting decision making, given its impartiality and scientific approach to implementing and solving problems in the transport sector.