The Board of the Foundations

Torbjörn Holmström
Senior Advisor to CEO,  Research & Technology,     AB Volvo, Gothenburg, Sweden

Ulrika Francke CEO                               Tyréns AB,            Stockholm, Sweden

Lena Gustafsson          Former Vice-Chancellor, Umeå University, Sweden

Niklas Gustafsson
Senior Vice president CTO Office and Chief Sustainability Officer,     AB Volvo, Gothenburg, Sweden

Axel Josefson
Municipal Councillor,
Municipality of Gothenburg, Sweden

Torbjörn Suneson
Former Director for Strategic Development
The Swedish Transport Administration, Sweden

Paul Welander
Senior Vice President Vehicle Line Management, Volvo Car Group, Gothenburg, Sweden

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 STUDY VISIT GRANT 2019

The VREF invites PhD students and researchers in early stages of their career to apply for a Study Visit Grant to be supported with up to SEK 30 000.

NOW CLOSED - A new call is expected to open early 2020

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Global Mobility Research

This Meeting of the Minds' blog monthly releases interviews of global transportation researchers from the VREF's Future Urban Transport Program Network.

TheCityFix

This CityFix series, produced by the WRI (World Ressources Institute) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and supported by the VREF, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries.

Each year the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awards a scholarship to a prominent researcher.

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About VREF

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) inspires, initiates and supports research and educational activities through the Future Urban Transport Programme - How to deal with the complexity of urban transport (FUT). 

Our Vision: Sustainable transport for equitable access in urban areas

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