Research foundations

Supporting Future Urban Transport research

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) is a generic term for four independent foundations:

  •  the Volvo Research Foundation

  •  the Volvo Educational Foundation

  •  the Dr Pehr G Gyllenhammar Research Foundation

  •  the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research

The Board of VREF has initiated a new research program - Future Urban Transport (FUT). The foundations will provide common support for the program in the form of funds for research and educational projects.

For full information on the foundations, project applications, forms and instructions, please visit:

Supplementary information is available from the office secretary. Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 08.00-12.00 CET.

Mail address:
Volvo Research & Educational Foundations
Dept 1512, M2.7
SE-405 08 Göteborg

Tel:  +46 (0)31 6 62272
Fax: +46 (0)31  661661