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Our principles

Our demands determine our actions.

We are all responsible for the public image of the Federal Highway Research Institute and are committed to the common good.
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Markus Oeser, graduate civil engineer, President of the BASt

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We observe the ethical principles in research and in business life.
Jennifer Bednorz, structural draughtswoman and M. Eng. in civil engineering in the "Bridges and Structural Technology" department
We work in a practical manner, neutrally and independently of individual interests, make the knowledge gained available to the public and value the judgement of the knowledge community.
Christopher Gerhard, M. Sc. (DUK) PR and Integrated Communication in the "Press and Communication" staff unit

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We promote and demand a consistently high quality of our scientific work, multidisciplinary and international cooperation as well as the continuous training of our staff.
Dr. Markus Schumacher, graduate psychologist, head of unit in the "Behaviour and Safety in Traffic" department
We make use of all opportunities for scientific exchange and the promotion of young researchers.
Elisabeth Shi, M. Sc. in the field of psychology in the department "Automotive Engineering", doctoral student at the TU Munich

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We continuously improve our procedures and promote innovations. In doing so, we pay attention to the cost-effectiveness of our work and our recommendations.
Dr. Mehdi Kalantari, M. Sc.-Eng. in the field of civil engineering in the department "Highway Construction"
We cultivate a way of dealing with each other and with third parties that is based on a culture of open discussion, trust, mutual respect and tolerance.
Sandra Eimermacher, communication electronics technician and B. Sc. in computer science in the "Traffic Engineering" department

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We take into account different life situations and interests and are committed to equal opportunities.
Ayhan Toptas, IT Administrator in the ", IT Administration" section
With modern management principles and transparent decisions, we create scope for action and creativity for all employees, in which performance, self-responsibility and team spirit can develop.
Dr. Kirstine Lamers, Lawyer, Head of the Administration department

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