Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) pools its three core tasks of research, higher education, and innovation in a mission. With about 9,300 employees and 25,000 students, KIT is one of the big institutions of research and higher education in natural sciences and engineering in Europe.

German-French Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU)

The DFIU was established in 1991 as a research institution with the mandate to sustain the widespread wish of France and Germany for strengthening the cross-border scientific cooperation in the field of environmental research.

The research objectives are to develop in German-French interdisciplinary teams joint solutions to common problems. These activities extend e.g. to air, waste and energy. In addition questions of recycling management, floor space management and material flow management are considered.

The SuMo-Rhine project is coordinated by KIT-DFIU.

Institute of Economics (ECON)

The Chair of Network Economics of the Institute of Economics (ECON) is engaged in network sectors such as telecommunication, energy and transport, whereas the main research focus is attached to transport.

Besides general topics of transport economics such as infrastructure charging or external costs, research at the Chair of Network Economics covers transport demand modelling at European scale and the assessment of transport policies and concepts. Furthermore, competition aspects of public transport sectors (rail, long-distance coach, local public transport, air) are among the Chair’s research topics.

In the SuMo-Rhine project, the Chair is the coordinator of the work package on the analysis of the transport policy context and challenges in the Upper Rhine region, and is involved in all other research topics of the project.