The Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) is active in the fields of transportation and road safety and focuses on transportation behaviour. We do this by studying the interaction between behaviour, infrastructure and technology. This interaction is complex, but the insights it provides allow us to predict mobility flows and make traffic safer. In carrying out these activities, we of course constantly come into contact with other disciplines such as health, climate, tourism, etc., which enables us to have an impact on society, both socially and economically.
IMOB was founded in 2003 and turns 20 this year. In those past 20 years, we dare to say that our main focus was on creating impact: socially and economically, locally and globally. We do this by providing others with information to shape the future of transport. Gathering and disseminating that information is done through cutting-edge research and education that results in innovative solutions developed by a multidisciplinary and internationally oriented team.
IMOB keeps evolving, realising projects both nationally and internationally. It is impossible to imagine the mobility world in Flanders, Belgium and far beyond without IMOB. The teamof about 50 staff members consists of professors, researchers, PhD students, mostly with a background in traffic safety and transport. But there is also expertise in economics, psychology, sociology, communication, engineering, mathematics, architecture and informatics. This team is led by Prof Dr Geert Wets, director.
Hasselt University and IMOB are curious about every talent. Also yours. We cherish this talent and want to make it grow every day. Would you also like to become a face of our university? Then be sure to check out the list of vacancies below. This list is regularly updated, so come and take a look again soon!
Then don't hesitate to contact us. We are available every weekday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.