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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
  • 2015-04-13
    Rapid-bus-service research solves traffic problems
    News | The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) has established a new Centre of Excellence, in Santiago, Chile, performing research on Bus Rapid Transit Systems. The results will be applicable to efforts worldwide to transform urban mobility systems.
  • 2015-04-13
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2010
    News | The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awarded its 2010 scholarship to Professor Bengt Johansson from Lunds University.
  • 2015-04-13
    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.
  • 2015-04-13
    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.
  • 2015-04-13
    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.
  • 2015-04-13
    Håkan Frisinger Award ceremony 2011 at Chalmers Hus, Gothenburg, Sweden
    News | 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...
  • 2015-04-13
    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...
  • 2015-04-13
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2012 rewards eco-friendly transportation
    News | 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...
  • 2015-04-13
    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.
  • 2015-04-13
    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. 
  • 2015-04-13
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2013
    News | The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awarded its 2013 scholarship to Professor Lars Nielsen at Linköping University.
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The earlier call dated 131221, Financing Urban Access, Research Director, is now closed for application and the review process is ongoing. 

News

  • 2015-04-13
    Rapid-bus-service research solves traffic problems
    News | The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) has established a new Centre of Excellence, in Santiago, Chile, performing research on Bus Rapid...
  • 2015-04-13
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2010
    News | The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awarded its 2010 scholarship to Professor Bengt Johansson from Lunds University.
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