What we face


On the global level, transport emissions have more than doubled since 1970 while today account for over 24% of global CO2 emissions and around 30% of global final energy demand. And the situation on the European level is even worse, as only the road transport alone is responsible for around 70% of EU GHG emissions while overall transport is accounting for around half of current global NOX emissions

As the reflection to these findings several initiatives have been taken including also Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy. Thanks to the new technologies the proposed goals seemed to be more realistic. To give some examples, technology for the full electrification of cars, buses, and trucks, as well as city boats, work boats, and ferries, already exists. Further, big vessels like cruise ships can already be powered from sustainable energy through shore-side supply while at berth. So, as we can see, the required technologies already exist or are in the pipeline and are starting to see good traction in the market.

The strategic plan for acceleration of the sustainable and smart mobility is also the part of the Green Deal, as a new growth strategy that aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use.

For the upcoming periods, following goals were set to reach the strategic aim:

  • 90% reduction in transport emissions by 2050 within the road, rail, aviation, and waterborne transport, 
  • 75% of inland freight carried today by road should shift onto rail and inland waterways,
  • Automated and connected multimodal mobility in line with smart traffic management systems enabled by digitalisation,
  • Production and deployment of sustainable alternative transport fuels is strongly needed as by 2025,
  • Transport should become drastically less polluting, especially in cities.

How we act

The negative situation needed to be changed is reflected also on the national level of Slovakia, while the most important strategic document for the future development in the next decade is proposed in the Strategic plan for the development of transport in the Slovak Republic by 2030 with the main vision to develop a sustainable integrated multimodal transport system that meets economic, social and environmental needs of our society and contributes to the deeper integration and full integration of the Slovak Republic within the European economic area.

Even more specific and regional-targeted goals are defined in the Strategy for the development of transport and transport structures in the city of Košice - Sustainable mobility plan It presents a traffic forecast, defines the main problems of urban transport, defines the main objectives and proposes appropriate measures for the horizons 2020, 2030 and 2040, respecting the principles of the Sustainable Mobility Plan.


This strategy set the conditions for the future development of land use for transport infrastructure and equipment on the basis of processed transport forecasts for the subsystems of pedestrian, bicycle, public and road transport.

What we do

Technical university of Kosice, as one of the leading technical universities in Slovakia, is strongly supported the transition to the sustainable mobility in the region and country as the whole and thanks to our long-term research outputs at very high level we are the distinguished partner in the wide discussion for this particular topic.

TUKE has very strong linkages to national and regional policy institutions and business sector and actively cooperates on formation of national and regional strategies and policies, e.g. Strategy for the development of public passenger transport in Kosice Region and consulted Strategy for the development of the transportation in the City of Kosice, as well as Regional Integrated Territorial Strategy of the Košice Region for 2014-2020, where the main priority is safe and environmentally friendly transport in the Košice region.


Experts from our university are authors of many professional reviewed articles focusing on transport systems, especially the staff of The Institute of Logistics and Transportation, which is a unique department providing comprehensive educational research and expertise in the field of logistics and transport logistics. Each year, more than 400 students are educated by their experts and got the knowledge also within several special laboratories, as e.g. Laboratory of modelling, simulation and projecting of logistics and transportation systems (LASAP) or Laboratory of virtual logistics company (LIVIS). The institute has sound expertize in the domain of intelligent integrated transport solutions, focusing on the following topics: transportation and traffic systems; optimization logistics and transport systems; analysis, synthesis, planning and design of transport and logistics systems; modelling and simulation of logistics and transportation systems.Very valuable partners in joint activities can be also our professionals from the Faculty of Economics, focusing on the policy level-and-economic aspects and the effect of the transport systems to the quality of life and economic growth in the area, especially in those regions affected by demographic change.


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