Editorial

IFSTTAR’s aim is to be a key player in the fields of transportation and urban studies with recognition on safety issues, new forms of mobility, the environment and civil engineering materials,                       Dr Agnès Jullien, IFSTTAR’s Director for European and International Affairs.

In order to successfully deliver this strategy, for the European and International levels, we have:

  • Fully integrated the international sphere in our modus operandi by facilitating mobility and the preparation of collaborative projects
  • For our bilateral actions, focused the activities of our research departments on close partnerships
  • Considered European projects and involvement in networks as a priority for our international activities
  • Been attentive to French economic interests in our international activities.

In Europe, work in the context of the different Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FPRDs) has enabled IFSTTAR to build up a sizeable network of more than 600 European partners. Our areas of activity mean we are involved in innovation at a very early stage, collaborating with a large and diverse set of project partners from the public and private sectors, while at the same time exploiting our research work.