Fostering transport and logistics research in the Benelux countries

Frank Witlox*, Wout Dullaert, Bart Jourquin

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Promoting high quality research and education in the field of transport, within its region, is the main goal of the Benelux Interuniversity Association of Transport Economists - BIVEC-GIBET for short. Founded in 1978, the Association has evolved from a small group of transport economists into a solid and broad-based network of a diversity of transport experts. It presently unites both academic staff and professional people qualified in fields such as transport economics, logistics, regional economics, transport geography and transport law. After a first successful period of 25 years of experience, the BIVEC-GIBET organization is restructuring its activities in order to offer a better fit between academics and leading transport organizations. A first major event took place on November 30, 2005 at Hasselt University with the organization of the first BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Day. A selection of contributions included in this special issue reflects the diversity and multidisciplinary character of on-going research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-329
Number of pages5
JournalTransportation Planning & Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


  • Benelux
  • Transport and logistics research


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