The Scientific Council

Karin Lundgren
Chairman of the Scientific Council of VREF
Professor, Structural Engineering, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Lena Hiselius
Professor, Transport and Roads,Technology and society, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Mattias Höjer         Professor, Environmental Strategies and Futures Studies, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Karolina Isaksson Sr Research Leader, Mobility, actors & planning processes, Swedish National Road & Transport Research Inst., VTI, Sweden / Adj. Prof., Policy & planning for sustainability transitions, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Merritt Polk           Associate Professor, Dept of Human Ecology, School of Global Studies, University of Göteborg, Sweden

Lars Rosén
Professor, Structural Engineering, Architecture and Civil Engineering, leder forskargruppen Teknisk geologi, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden

Johan Woxenius   Professor, Dept of Business Administration, School of Business, Economics and Law
University of Göteborg, Sweden

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CALL FOR NOMINATION FOR the Håkan Frisinger Award for Excellence in Transportation Research

The VREF invites universities located in Sweden to nominate candidates for The Håkan Frisinger Award (Håkan Frisingers pris till framstående transportforskare) and apply for a VREF Visiting Researcher Grant for the nominated candidate.

Open for nomination until 2021-03-15. Read more...PDF (pdf, 233.8 kB)

MOBILITY GRANT 2021- MAC-MG 2021PDF (pdf, 443.4 kB)

The VREF invites PhD students and advanced master students from Sub-Saharan African (SSA) universities to apply for a Mobility Grant (MG) to support a visit to another SSA university with up to SEK 25 000.

 STUDY VISIT GRANT 2021

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.

Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarships for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency targets supporting the momentum of Lee Schipper’s contribution to the international policy dialogue in these fields.

This yearly award is aimed at supporting young individual researchers and students in is pursuance.

Call deadline: March 1, 2021 .

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Blog! Blog! Blog!

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.

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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