Recording: Global Launch of VREF ISM International Research Program

Dear colleagues in the VREF Community, This is the recording of the launch of a new International Research Program within VREF:s Informal and Shared Mobility in Low- and Middle Income Countries Program (ISM). The launch took place 12 December and gave participants opportunity to meet the researchers, hear about their plans for the coming years

Research Forum on e-mobility – catch up with recording

This Recording is from the online MAC NextGen Research Forum 17 April 2024, where we focused on: Towards a Decarbonised Mobility Future? Exploring the e-mobility landscape in African cities As the world moves toward cleaner and more eco-friendly fuel alternatives in transport, Africa too is playing its part in transitioning to a decarbonised future. Electric

Welcome to Cape Town!

This week we celebrate African transport research, during the first ever African Transport Research Conference, which we co-organise together with Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town. For program, news and updates – visit the official conference website. This conference is a landmark event in several ways. It is the largest convening to date of

Join VREF Next Generation Scholars Initiative!

For many years VREF has provided support, opportunities, and activities for Next Generation Scholars in the FUT program, with the following aims:  In 2023, a pilot initiative was carried out within the NextGen community in the MAC program, where VREF – in addition to providing grants – also took various initiatives to encourage young researchers at

Håkan Frisinger Award 2024 – Call for Nomination is open

The Håkan Frisinger Award for Excellence in Transportation Research is awarded annually to a distinguished researcher active in the area of transportation, at a university or research institute of academic standing located in the Nordic countries. Universities in Sweden are invited to nominate candidates for the award, and apply for a grant for a guest

New Study on Informal and Shared Mobility in India

Dear colleagues in the VREF Community, Welcome to join a combined Research Forum and launch of our new report ”Informal and Shared Mobility (ISM): Status and Opportunities in India”. The launch takes place 17 January 2024 and is an opportunity for you to know more about this report, meet the researchers and peer-reviewers involved and

Catch up with recording from MAC Research Forum 6 December

Dear scholars in the VREF community, 6 December we arranged a virtual Research Forum presenting and discussing three projects within the Mobility and Access in African Cities program (MAC) . Focus of the day was  ”New tools for improving user information and developing more inclusive paratransit planning”. If you missed out you can now see

Global Consortium wins VREF Research Grant for IRP

VREF have announced the winning research consortium for the three-year International Research Program (IRP) in Informal and Shared Mobility (ISM) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The consortium include nine countries and will be led by Columbia University’s Climate School’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development. READ FULL ARTICLE