Academic Partner Program

The Academic Partner Program (APP) is a long-term partnership with selected universities and research institutes in areas of special interest to the Volvo Group. The program aims to cooperate on specific projects, increase the Group’s visibility to students and researchers while also securing a pool of potential employees.

In the Academic Partner Program expertise, knowledge and ideas are shared, and the necessary strategies for the future are discussed in a rare form of close cooperation. It is a partnership of trust in which long-term partners are sought for mutually beneficial projects and other forms of cooperation.

The Volvo Group has ten academic partners worldwide.

There are two modules in place to date – the Preferred Research Partners program for collaborative research projects and the Preferred Talents Partners program for recruitment purposes. In total, the Volvo Group has ten academic partners worldwide.

In Sweden, the Preferred Talents Partners initiative includes a scholarship program. Every year, the Group pays tuition for four new master’s students from China and India at Chalmers University of Technology.

The scholarships cover tuition fees for a two-year master’s program in automotive engineering, electric power engineering, computer systems and networks or software engineering. In addition to financial support, the Volvo Group maintains close contact with the students during their time at Chalmers University of Technology by offering summer internships, degree projects and mentorship.

Every year, the Group pays tuition for four new master’s students from China and India at Chalmers University of Technology.