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The Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) is the practice-oriented, technical-scientific research institution of the Federal Ministry of Transport. The multifaceted relationships between roads, people and the environment are the focus of our work.

As a technical-scientific research institute with highly qualified staff in more than 40 different subject areas, we have research facilities that are unique in the world. We have around 400 employees - including about 200 scientists from various disciplines: Engineering, physics, geology, biology, chemistry, computer science and mathematics, business and economics, law, medicine, education, sociology and psychology.

We work on research projects at national and international level and are represented in many committees where the course is set for the transport of the future.

The BASt is part of a 357,582 km2 career network consisting of over 40 authorities with around 24,000 employees. More on damit alles läuft

Why join BASt?

Serious changes in road transport are predicted in the coming years: Increased transport performance, greater traffic-related environmental pollution, changed boundary conditions due to the effects of climate change and demographic change. Science, industry and associations must face the challenges of the future together. The promotion of a qualified next generation is an essential building block for this. Join us: use your creativity, your commitment and your knowledge to develop solutions together with us.