About K2

K2 is Sweden's national centre for research and education on public transport. This is where academia, the public sector and industry meet to discuss and develop the role of public transport in Sweden.
We investigate how public transport can contribute to attractive and sustainable metropolitan areas of the future. We educate members of the public transport sector and inform decision-makers to facilitate an educated debate on public transport.

K2 is operated and funded by Lund University, Malmö University and VTI in cooperation with Region Stockholm, Region Västra Götaland and Region Skåne. We are supported by Vinnova, Formas and the Swedish Transport Administration.


  • Ragnar Norbäck, Chairman of the Board 
  • Anders Kottorp, Malmö University
  • Anna Wildt-Persson, Swedish Transport Administration
  • Anders Yngve Söderstjerna, Skånetrafiken
  • Jens Plambeck, Region Stockholm
  • Martin Tunér, Lund University
  • Åsa Aretun, VTI
  • Sofia Hellberg, Västra Götalandsregionen
  • Rebecka Lettevall, Malmö University, substitute
  • Camilla Holtet, Västtrafik, suppleant
  • Johanna Johansson, Vinnova
  • Kristina Laurell, Formas, adjunct

Management team

  • John Hultén, Director
  • Ebba Wihlborg, Communications Manager
  • Rosalina Dimalibot, Controller and Office Coordinator
  • Helena Svensson, Education Manager
  • Helene Lidestam, Research Leader
  • Jan Persson, Research Leader
  • Fredrik Pettersson-Löfstedt, Research Leader

International Advisory Group

  • Carey Curtis, Curtin University
  • David Banister, Oxford University
  • Graham Currie, Monash University
  • Karen Lucas, University of Leeds
  • Malene Freudendal Pedersen, Aalborg Universitet
  • Oded Cats, TU Delft

Round Table Group

  • Magdalena Nilsson, Region Skåne
  • Gabriella Nilsson, Region Stockholm 
  • Sara Eriksson, Västra Götalandregionen
  • Cecilia Palm, Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket)