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  • 4/13/2015
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2013
    The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awarded its 2013 scholarship to Professor Lars Nielsen at Linköping University.
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  • 4/13/2015
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2012 rewards eco-friendly transportation
    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 national and international cooperation with industry within the Combustion Engine Research Center (CERC) and various EU projects.
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  • 4/13/2015
    Håkan Frisinger Award ceremony 2011 at Chalmers Hus, Gothenburg, Sweden
    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 award is accompanied by a cheque for SEK 250,000.
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  • 4/13/2015
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2011 (... and more about the seminar...)
    The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awarded its 2011 scholarship to Professor Annika Stensson Trigell from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
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  • 4/13/2015
    VREF Workshop: Transforming Access, Mobility and Delivery in Cities – Turning Knowledge into Action
    The workshop explores the rapidly evolving reality of urban transportation in the 21st century. The event will bring together key leaders, global experts and advocates in New York. Participants include the United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg.
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  • 4/13/2015
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2014
    The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awarded its 2014 scholarship to Professor Margareta Friman at Karlstad University.
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  • 4/13/2015
    Live Webinar: BRT in the Americas: New Trends and Opportunities
    On March 10, 2015 at 9am PST, the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations together with Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar on the topic of Bus Rapid Transit.
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  • 5/23/2014
    Urban Freight for Livable Cities Publication
    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.
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  • 5/23/2014
    VREF invests in research and education in Urban Freight
    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 knowledge and capacity building in the field.
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  • 5/23/2014
    10 Years with the FUT-ProgrammePDF (pdf)
    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.
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  • 5/23/2014
    VREF publishes new report
    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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  • 5/23/2014
    Rapid-bus-service research solves traffic problems
    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.
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  • 3/8/2011
    Håkan Frisinger Award 2010
    The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awarded its 2010 scholarship to Professor Bengt Johansson from Lunds University.
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  • 7/12/2010
    Rapid-bus-service research solves traffic problems
    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.
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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.


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 now closed.

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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