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Academia can benefit from IRU

Road transport: at the crossroads of important conversations

Roads are the beating heart of the transport industry, connecting up all other forms of transport – from rail to sea to air. Roads connect countries and communities too, from inner cities to rural villages, bringing people together and helping us live in harmony.

IRU is the voice of this industry, protecting the interests of transport operators that carry goods and passengers, but also liaising with governments, transport ministries, business and chambers of commerce to ensure that roads, and road transport is as efficient, green, safe and secure as possible.

We also continue to professionalise the sector, offering training through the IRU Academy and our network of Associate Training Institutes. These offer a wide spectrum of courses on everything from eco-driving to safe loading of cargo.

Connect, collaborate, converse

Many universities and academic institutions become an IRU member as they collaborate with us on research and industry projects in the field of transport, logistics, urban planning, mobility, community, geography, international relations, economic and sustainable development, environmental management, clean technologies and the future of our collective transport options.

Why become an IRU partner?

Becoming an IRU partner instantly connects you to the entire world of road transport – all the people, all the ideas and all the opportunities. We operate in over 100 countries, across all five continents, working with businesses, industry experts, CEOs, politicians, researchers and everyone else involved in mobility and sustainability – at regional, national or global level.

Academic institutions can draw on our vast network, invaluable services, strong advocacy and our deep knowledge pool.