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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


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  • 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. 

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News, Profiles and Features

Here you find news and features from concerning the areas of climate, sustainable change and the global goals included in Agenda 2030.
How can competitors collaborate for sustainability?

What results are achieved when competing companies work together to achieve sustainability goals?

EU new policy for Arctic research

EU Commission has a new Arctic strategy. EU-PolarNet holds a seminar on future research

Millions to research on the role of forests in climate change

Per Stenberg receives a grant of almost 16 million SEK for research on the role of forests in climate change.

“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

Arcum welcomes our new colleague Linda Lundmark

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