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 47 million euros per year
Organisation: Five technical departments with a total of 26 sections as well as testing laboratory for road equipment and calibration laboratory for sensors, central department with five sections, three staff units.
Research: Annual processing of more than 300 own research projects as well as supervision of more than 400 research projects carried out by external scientists.
Testing, certification, approval and recognition activities in the field of road traffic: Around 40 assessments per year in the field of driving licences.
Accompaniment of the introduction of national, European and international legislative and harmonisation procedures: Participation in about 750 international and international committees.