Korea Transport Institute (KOTI), Korea

Korea Transport Institute (KOTI), Korea

The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) provides recommendations and alternatives for the nation's transport policy and assists in creating the optimal transport system for the Korean people through specialized research and technical innovations, while positioning itself not only as a specialized national institute but also as one of the world¡¯s leading transport research institutions. We are facing chronic urban congestion and inefficiencies in logistics, which in turn cause inconveniences for citizens¡¯ daily life and deterioration of Korea¡¯s international competitive edge. Against this backdrop, KOTI has come to play an enormously important role. KOTI has been committed to building a safe, convenient, efficient and environmentally sound transportation system for the nation since 1987. It has conducted a wide array of research projects, developed new transport-related technologies, and disseminated the outcomes of such efforts to the Korean government and public. Acclaimed as the most competent, influential and fast-growing national transport institute in Korea for 20 years since its establishment, KOTI is also aware that such a reputation can be easily lost in the sea of rapid changes unless it constantly strives to stay ahead of the times. Accordingly, KOTI has been continuously stepping up and readjusting its research capacity to meet the challenges of the future. As the barriers on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia continue to break down, the staff at KOTI are meeting the challenges of a new era once again. As we embark on this journey, there are many uncertainties. But through dedication, world-class research, and coordination with our neighboring nations, KOTI will overcome these difficulties by developing pioneering national strategies that will help Korea link to the Asian continent, allowing her to progress and prosper in the near and distant future.