The cooperation between the Logistikum Steyr of the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences and viadonau is intended to ensure that inland navigation logistics is firmly anchored in Austrian research and educational institutions. In this context, the education and training of logistics experts with knowledge about environmentally friendly inland navigation and its networking with other modes of transport is a top priority.

The aim of this cooperation is to establish an education and research cell in the field of logistics with inland navigation at Logistikum Steyr and to establish it internationally. REWWay offers content on inland navigation for all interested Austrian educational institutions. These offers include course materials, case studies, lectures and excursions. The offers can be accessed in a clear and modern form via a web platform: 

The project was extended due to its enormous success. The cooperation between viadonau and the Logistics Centre of Steyr University of Applied Sciences was extended until 2026. Due to the successful cooperation, several project extensions were made, so that currently with "REWWay 2026" (2023 to 2026) there is a renewed basis for strengthening inland navigation.


  • Logistikum Steyr of the FH Oberösterreich
  • Educational institutions for transport and logistics


First cooperation agreement: 30.06.2012 – 31.12.2015
Second cooperation agreement: 01.01.2016 – 31.12.2018
Ongoing cooperation agreement: 01.04.2019 - 31.12.2022

News and project status

The project focussed in 2019 on aspects which lead to a general increase in inland waterway transport on the one hand (e.g. consideration of various aspects of sustainability in IWT or emissions of cargo transport in IWT), on the other hand by raising awareness (e.g. advancement for Management, Development and Quality control of existing REWWay offers in the education sector.

In the research assignment "Quality assurance, management and further development of existing REWWay offers in the national and international context", all teaching material packages and platform texts were revised and updated in 2020. In the research responsibility "Knowledge transfer from A to B", the desktop research was completed and expert interviews were conducted. In the third research assignment "Inland navigation in times of crisis", a systematic literature search and also expert interviews were conducted. In 2020, the works in the research assignment "Emissions of freight transport on waterways" was completed. The physically planned "Transport School Labs" were held virtually in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The projekt makes a substantial contribution to the implementation of measure
13. Improve educational offerings of the Action Programme for the Danube 2022.