Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) is a collaboration between four independent foundations: the Volvo Research Foundation; the Volvo Education Foundation; the Pehr G. Gyllenhammar Foundation; and the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transport Research. The foundations finance research and educational projects. VREF has initiated the research programme Future Urban Transport (FUT).
The FUT research programme intends to create strategies for developing sustainable transportation systems in large urban areas around the world.
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Administrative Director of VREF
Latest News & Press Releases
Urban Freight for Livable Cities Publication
Based on the papers presented in the 2012 international VREF Future Urban Transport Conference, this book aims to make the freight issue more visible, by sharing experiences and new ideas from across the world.
Håkan Frisinger Award 2012 rewards eco-friendly transportation
The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research will be awarding the scholarship for 2012 to Professor Ingemar Denbratt at Chalmers University of Technology. Ingemar Denbratt will receive the scholarship of SEK 250,000 for his successes in combustion-engine research, as well as his...
VREF invests in research and education in Urban Freight
The Board of the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) has decided to invest substantially in the area of urban freight. VREF follows up previous investment in the program Future Urban Transport with two new Centers of Excellence starting in 2013, with the ambition to boost international...
Håkan Frisinger Award ceremony 2011 at Chalmers Hus, Gothenburg, Sweden
The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research has awarded its 2011 scholarship to Professor Annika Stensson Trigell, Director of the Centre of Vehicle Engineering Research at KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Chosen by the Volvo Research and Education Foundations, the...
Håkan Frisinger Award 2011 (... and more about the seminar...)
The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awarded its 2011 scholarship to Professor Annika Stensson Trigell from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
10 Years with the FUT-Programme
The VREF, after ten years of contribution to the development of sustainable transportation, summarize their activities and close collaboration with their initiated CoEs through a book.
VREF publishes new report
A new VREF publication sheds light on ongoing research under Future Urban Transport (FUT) programme. The report contains descriptions of all of the activities within the programme, encompassing research efforts under six different themes.