UIC Research team

Mr. Jerzy WISNIEWSKI

Director for Fundamental Values Department (UIC): responsible for cooperation and supporting the UIC core activities such as railway infrastructure, passengers and freight transportation - paying special attention to the transversal issues like: sustainable development, safety, security, expertise development and research coordination. Since 2013, UIC African Region Coordinator.

Polish, engineer of mechanics (specialization: rail transport), second faculty: MSC of transport economics. Seconded to the UIC from Polish Railways where fulfilled managerial duties for heading the office for international relations. Nominated by PKP as an expert on planning and operations including crisis management for railway infrastructure, adviser to the international organizations on Eurasian freight corridors.
From 1999 to 2005: worked already for the UIC being responsible for pan-European railway system integration – technical, operational, legal harmonization within Eastern and Central European Countries – close cooperation with related organizations like CER, OSJD,OTIF, CIT, ECE UN, and ECMT. Transport Academy of Russia - fellowship since 1998.

Mr. Dennis SCHUT

Research Manager

Project coordinator ERRAC Roadmap FP7 Project and FOSTER Rail at ERRAC - European Rail Research Advisory Council
Head of the Research Unit/ Research Manager at UIC - International Union of Railways
EU Research Manager at UIC - International Association of Railways
Rail research project officer at European Commission - DG Research
Senior policy officer - EU Policy & Research at Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat - Netherlands Department of Transport
Education at Rijks Universiteit Leiden