Facts and Figures
BASt - Research institute in the department of the Federal Ministry of Transport
Mission: To improve safety, environmental compatibility, economic efficiency and performance of roads.
Founded: 1951 in Cologne
Location: since 1983 in Bergisch Gladbach
President: Stefan Strick (since 2011)
Employees: around 400
Budget: approximately 49 million euros per year
Organisation: 5 technical departments with a total of 27 sections as well as testing laboratory for road equipment and calibration laboratory for sensors, a department for strategic IT management, a central department and a staff unit for press and communication.
Research: Annual processing of around 250 own research projects as well as supervision of more than 300 research projects carried out by external scientists.
Testing, certification, approval and recognition activities in the field of road traffic: Around 35 assessments per year in the field of driving licences.
Accompaniment of the introduction of national, European and international legislative and harmonisation procedures: Participation in in more than 850 national and international committees.