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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.

If you have further questions, please contact:

Henrik Nolmark
Administrative Director of VREF
secretariat@vref.se

Latest News & Press Releases
  • 2014-01-30
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2013
    News | The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awarded its 2013 scholarship to Professor Lars Nielsen at Linköping University.
  • 2014-01-13
    Access and Mobility in Cities
    News | The VREF summarize results and findings of 10 years of research and educational activities in a new booklet coming soon. 
  • 2013-05-16
    Urban Freight for Livable Cities Publication
    News | 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.
  • 2012-12-21
    VREF invests in research and education in Urban Freight
    News | 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...
  • 2012-02-16
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2011 (... and more about the seminar...)
    News | The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awarded its 2011 scholarship to Professor Annika Stensson Trigell from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
  • 2012-02-07
    10 Years with the FUT-Programme
    News | 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.
  • 2011-06-30
    VREF publishes new report
    News | 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.
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No ongoing call.

The earlier call dated 131221, Financing Urban Access, Research Director, is now closed for application and the review process is ongoing. 

News

  • 2014-01-30
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2013
    News | The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awarded its 2013 scholarship to Professor Lars Nielsen at Linköping University.
  • 2014-01-13
    Access and Mobility in Cities
    News | The VREF summarize results and findings of 10 years of research and educational activities in a new booklet coming soon. 
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