About Us

Nitel Statute

NITEL is a consortium consisting of 20 prestigious Italian universities . As well as being a proponent of new scientific ideas, NITEL also carries out high level activities in the divulgation of information and instruction to associations, institutions and industry. The creating of a consortium of universities allows the pooling of needed skills and experience already present in Italy without having to incurr elevated added costs.
Other European countries (France, Germany, England) have consolidated institutional structures that cover area of transport and logistics. With NITEL, the Italian universities meet this need. As well as bringing ideas to the table, the Directive Committee occupies a fundamental functional support role with an annual contribution.

The fundamental areas of NITEL activities are:

  • communication: (conferences organised with public and private bodies, associations, and companies), publications and printed material (books and articles), relationships with Institutions (EU, Government, Parliament, etc.), relationships with national and international associations (Confindustria, Cities & Ports, Confetra, Confitarma, Conftrasporto, CNEL, FLC, Federtrasporto, etc);
  • education: creation of a high level educational school on transport and logistics (i.e.: national multi-disciplinary doctorate in Transport and Logistics Sciences, Masters degrees, etc.);
  • scientific research: the development of strategies and identification of priorities in scientific research activities.

The research activity programme for the three-year period 2016-19  focuses on the following themes:­

  • Ports and logistics
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Energy
  • ICT