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Australasian Centre for Governance and Management of Urban Transport, Melbourne, Australia
Research and Advocacy
Technology is not what is missing when it comes to introducing ecologically-sustainable transportation systems. It is old ways of thinking and outdated structures that get in the way. That´s why researchers at VREF´s CoE in Melbourne are actively participating in a debate aimed to bring about change.
Nicholas Low

In January 2011, Dr. Leigh Glover succeeded Prof. Nicholas Low as Director of GAMUT. Low will continue as part time Associate Director for the next three years, assisting Glover in his new role. 

Activities under the auspices of the Australasian Centre for Governance and Management of Urban Transport (GAMUT) were launched in 2006.

The Centre is initially financed by VREF (SEK 25 million), the VREF OMEGA Centre (SEK 1.37 million), Melbourne University (SEK 2.5 million), and through a range of contract research projects (approx. SEK 250 thousand).

After the end of the first five-year-period, in Dec. 2010, the Centre obtained a three-year-project extension. The Centre employs 14 researchers, of which five are doctoral students.

Host organisation:
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Link to the Centre's Website

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The VREF invites PhD students and early stage researchers to apply for a Study Visit Grant to be supported with up to SEK 30 000.

The invitation is open until 181031.

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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.


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.


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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