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Umeå Transformation Research Initiative (UTRI)

Umeå Transformation Research Initiative (UTRI) is available to everyone at Umeå University.

UTRI, Umeå Transformation Research Initiative, is the result of a grass-root initiative from a large number of teachers and researchers to support interdisciplinary research collaboration in the transition to sustainable development.

You can apply for support to develop ideas or to organise events focusing on sustainability. This could involve UTRI organising a workshop for you, aid a pilot study, set up a conference, or offer writing workshops in whatever form you please.

Everyone who is active at Umeå University can apply to develop collaborations regarding sustainable transformation.


UTRI Young Researcher Network

The UTRI Young Researcher Network aim to promote dialogue and discussions on transformative research towards sustainable development among young researches at Umeå University.

Read more on their website


Would you like to join UTRI?

Contact us if you 

  • would like to subscribe to our newsletter that is sent out every second week,
  • would like to join the Young Researcher Network, or
  • have questions regarding an upcoming event or would like to tip us about an event that could be interesting for our network. 

Send a message here or via utri@umu.se

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UTRI activities

There are currently no upcoming events for this area. Do you want to see upcoming events for the entire university? Go to our calendar.

News, Profiles and Features

Here you find news and features from umu.se concerning the areas of climate, sustainable change and the global goals included in Agenda 2030.
Participants in the symposium.
Competence building on sustainable development

Competence building on sustainable development in undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.

Deltagare motionerar vid Hälsans dag på campus september 2018.
Umeå University is the first in Sweden to be certified as a Healthy Campus

Health and well-being are the focus of the international certification.

Bild på studenter som grupparbetar
Graduate School Highlights Crucial Workplace Issues in the Arctic

The Arctic Graduate School with a focus on Sustainable Development delve into workplace conditions and health.

Climate researcher with an ethical approach

Maria Nilsson is passionate about spreading facts so climate decisions do not threaten human health.

How do we make sure the transformation is just and fair?

Camilla Sandström’s research on climate and environmental policy landed her a UNESCO professorship.

“All life is problem solving”

In his research Frank Figge tackles sustainability issues crucial for the future of mankind.

Project coordinator

Alexandra Haglund
Project coordinator