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TRACE Project

University of Maribor (UM)

Short Profile

The University of Maribor (UM) is the second-largest public university in Slovenia, with more than 15.000 students and about 1.000 academic staff. UM currently consists of 17 faculties, one of which is the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture. The faculty conducts international, national, and regional scientific and research projects while also preparing studies and expert opinions for various institutions, companies, and clients. The R&D projects are mainly managed by the research centres and laboratories.

In the TRACE project, UM is represented by the Transport Economics Center (TEC). The main competences of TEC include transportation economics, logistics, transportation technologies, transport and the environment, transport policy, traffic planning, and development.

Role in TRACE

UM is responsible for reviewing literature on ethical and trust issues in shared logistics. They explore best practices for trust-building in synchromodal operations, focusing on data ethics, IPR management, and ethical practices. They evaluate results, gather user feedback, confirm prototype requirements, report and assess pilot outcomes.

They are also part of the Slovenian pilot demonstration in Ljubljana’s BTC City, improving first and last-mile delivery in the area.