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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

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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.
South African expert lectures on antibiotic resistance in aquatic environments

The collaboration with the researcher started through the South Africa - Sweden University Forum, SASUF.

Research money for cheaper hydrogen

Umeå physicist's industrial doctoral project one of twelve selected in the country.

The 2022 Global Report of the Lancet Countdown

The health of people around the world is at the mercy of a persistent fossil fuel addiction.

“All life is problem solving”

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

Is ‘Lagom’ part of degrowth?

Fika Pitch on how the concept of 'lagom' in a Swedish context can be seen from a degrowth perspective.

Head of the Arctic Research School

Arctic Centre welcomes our new colleague Linda Lundmark.

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