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Launch of the Road Engineering Competence Center

As a result of climate change and increasingly heavy traffic on roads, the future road network faces significant challenges. The Swedish Transport Administration invests heavily in the Road Technology Competence Centre (Vägteknik) to create new road solutions.

Nicole Kringos
Nicole Kringos

To solve the future challenges facing the Swedish road network and ensure a long-term supply of knowledge, a new centre of excellence for road technology is being set up. With funding from the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) of almost half a billion SEK, financed for twelve years of road research, the centre focuses on addressing increased road wear due to climate change and the urgent need to change vehicle traffic.

The establishment of a competence centre provides the industry with good conditions for acquiring knowledge and developing skills to build and maintain the roads of the future.

The Centre's research is structured around calls based on one or more of the following research areas:

  • Health, environmental and climate effects
  • Condition assessment and degradation models
  • Sustainable and resource-efficient roads
  • Digitalisation, automation and electrification for a modern road infrastructure

Road2Science is responsible for the KTH node in the centre. It will link relevant, ongoing and new KTH activities to Vägteknik, stimulate research proposals from the node and contribute with the active involvement of KTH researchers and its partners.

Read more about the Road Engineering Competence Centre and an interview with Nicole Kringos , KTH Professor of Road Engineering at KTH's Road2Science Competence Centre.