VREF invest in research and education for the purpose of contributing to new ideas and solutions for developing sustainable and equitable mobility and access in cities. The overriding goal is to strengthen accessibility for all groups while at the same time radically reduce negative local and global environmental impacts of transportation.
Through the ”Future Urban Transport (FUT) – How to Deal With Complexity” program we fund research and education within four thematic programs:
– Mobility and Access in African Cities (MAC)
– Informal and Shared Mobility in Low- and Middle Income Countries (ISM)
– Walking as Mode of Transport (Walking)
– Urban Freight (UF)
VREF Research in Focus:
Calls in focus:
Applications 2024 are open
Call for Nomination 2024
Apply for VREF Next Gen Study Visit Grant 2024
Registration is open!
Catch up with recording from Research Forum on ”Developing New Planning Strategies for Walking”
New Study on Informal and Shared Mobility in India
Catch up with recording from MAC Research Forum 6 December
Active Mobility Issues in African Cities – recording from MAC NextGen Research Forum 29 November
African Transport Research Conference
Welcome to Cape Town 5-7 March 2024, when the first ever African Transport Research conference will bring together a wealth of interesting and relevant opportunities to advance transport research and solutions in Africa and for Africa.
Stay informed and updated!