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Dr. Johan Woxenius is a professor of Business Administration with Special Emphasis on Maritime Transport Management and Logistics at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. He studied for a degree of Master of Science in Engineering in 1991 with Special Emphasis on Industrial Economics at Chalmers University of Technology, where he got his doctorate in 1998. He was appointed a Docent in Logistics in 2006. Between 2005 and 2007 he was Guest Professor at Blekinge Institute of Technology. Dr. Woxenius´ research interests are in the areas of Maritime logistics, Intermodal transport, and Sustainable logistics. He has published nearly 20 papers peer referred journals and book chapters, and 15 papers in referred conferences. He is now Member of the Editorial advisory board of the journal European Transport - International Journal of Transport Economics, Engineering and Law. Articles have appeared in European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research; European Transport - International Journal of Transport Economics, Engineering and Law; Growth & Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy; International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management; Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics; Journal of Transport Geography; Journal of Transportation Planning and Technology; Logistik-Management; Transport Reviews and World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research.

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The VREF invites Sub-Saharan based researchers with expertise on sustainable and equitable
mobility and access or related areas, and strong interest in carrying out interdisciplinary research. Open for application until 2020-09-29


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.


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.

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


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 extended to April 30, 2020 due to COVID19.


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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.

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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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