In Verne, we analyse the transport system broadly and as a wholeness. The transport system consists of passenger and freight transport, their demand and supply, in different transport modes. The transport system and logistics serve the needs of people, business life and society, and is connected to e.g. land use and urban structure, the infrastructure, vehicles and vessels as well as to supply and value networks.
As an academic research unit, Verne aims to act as a bridge between the scientific community and society. We network both nationally and internationally raising important research areas into discussion. We want to be active with other stakeholders in developing the transport system and create conditions for a more sustainable future. Our education actities aim to secure that graduates from Tampere University are respected professionals in the field of transport and logistics.
Transport Research Centre Verne is a research unit of about 10 people at Tampere University, Faculty of Built Environment. The history of transport studies and research in Tampere goes to the late 1960s. Since 2011, we have been operating as Transport Research Centre Verne. Associate Professor Heikki Liimatainen is the director of Transport Research Centre Verne.