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Here you will find the events organised by UTRI.

2021-12-08 | Fika Pitch Christmas closing

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At the last pitch for the autumn semester, the steering group for UTRI was invited to discuss issues of relevance to young researchers. Annika Egan Sjölander, Erland Mårald and Carina Keskitalo answered questions regarding building a career whilst focusing on sustainability, interdisciplinary and transformative research and how we can work with these challenges within UTRI YRN.

2021-11-24 | Fika Pitch for young researchers

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The Scandinavian school of degrowth advocates profound changes in our socio-economic structures. Sufficiency is one of the central concepts in degrowth. We got to learn more about a project that explores ‘lagom’ as a culturally adapted manifestation of sufficiency.
The presentation was held by. Robert O. Nilsson

2021-10-27 | Fika Pitch for young researchers

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At this pitch, we listened to Iana Nesterova. The title for the pitch was: Being in the world locally: degrowth business, critical realism, and geography.

The structure of this autumn's Fika Pitch is that young researchers briefly present their research, a problem they want to discuss or future research ideas. The purpose of the meetings is to create an informal environment and a network for young researchers who are interested in interdisciplinary research that focuses on adaptation and sustainability.

2021-10-13 | Fika Pitch for young researchers

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Tomasz Forsberg presented a student-run course that is available in Uppsala.

The structure of this autumn's Fika Pitch is that young researchers briefly present their research, a problem they want to discuss or future research ideas. The purpose of the meetings is to create an informal environment and a network for young researchers who are interested in interdisciplinary research that focuses on adaptation and sustainability.

2021-10-07 | Information meeting on Formas' call on preserving biodiversity and ecosystems

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On the digital meeting about the call European Biodiversity Partnership: Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea the participants got the opportunity to get information about the EU's partnership call, both about the pre proposal and the full proposal, requirements when applying for partnership funding from Formas, and available support from the Research Support and Collaboration Office. The meeting was led by Johanna Gardeström and Agneta Plamboeck, Research Support and Collaboration Office.

 

2021-09-29 | Fika Pitch for young researchers

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In this first Fika Pitch Eleonora Borén held a presentation entitled enhanced biogas production, and how interdisciplinary research is key in improving anaerobic digestion for bioenergy production.
After that, Anna Valverius talked about sexual communication skills and how interdisciplinary research is crucial to expand the current research on consent and sexual communication skills.

The structure of this autumn's Fika Pitch is that young researchers briefly present their research, a problem they want to discuss or future research ideas. The purpose of the meetings is to create an informal environment and a network for young researchers who are interested in interdisciplinary research that focuses on adaptation and sustainability.

2021-09-10 | AI Day

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Participation in the AI Day arranged by the Faculty of Medicine.

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2021-06-14--16 | DevRes 2021

Participation in the conference DevRes, held in Umeå (digitally)

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2021-06-04 | Seminar in cooperation with the Section of sustainable health

THEME West Nile Virus in Europe: what are the drivers behind the increasing trend?

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Zia Farooq is a PhD student at the Section of sustainable health. His research focuses on machine learning and  mechanistic mathematical modelling of emerging infectious diseases. He will present the preliminary results of his second manuscript within the framework of his dissertation.

2021-05-31 | What makes an application for an EU-funded research project successful?

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UTRI and Research Support and Collaboration Office arranged a discussion seminar, where the participants got the chance to listen to and discuss with colleagues that have been part of successful applications for EU-funded projects and/or have evaluated EU applications.

The discussion was led by Johanna Gardeström, coordinator at Research Support and Collaboration Office.

2021-05-26 | Lunch workshop with UTRI Young Researcher Network

THEME What is cross-interdisciplinary research?

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The UTRI Young researcher network’s third and last lunch seminar of this spring was held on the May 26th with title “What is cross-interdisciplinary research?”

Questions such as: “What are the benefits of interdisciplinary research, why can it be a problem, and when should you start looking into finding collaborators from other disciplines?” are oftentimes posed by young researchers in the early days of their carrier.

These questions were alongside other myths of hardships with interdisciplinary research argued/refuted during the workshop by Jon Moen, professor at Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University, who has been engaged in a large number of interdisciplinary research projects throughout his research carrier.

Jon discussed how interdisciplinary research is needed to successfully address complex problems and highlighted the fact that collaborations range from gaining additive knowledge to synthesising new knowledge together. The take away message from the break-out discussions was the need of listening to each other, being curious about others point of view and having continuous conversation to enable collaboration and cross-interdisciplinary research.

2021-05-05 | Covid-19 symposium

THEME COVID-19 - from vaccine strategies to effects in developing countries and green recovery

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Due to accessibility requirements, no films from the symposium have been uploaded. However, you can take part in these through membership in UTRI:s Team. Apply here

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2021-04-28 | Lunch workshop med UTRI Young Researcher Network

THEME What is research towards sustainability?

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On the 28th of April we had the 2nd workshop from our UTRI Young Researcher Network's lunch seminar series entitled “What is research towards sustainability?”

We hosted speaker Rosa Goodman from SLU. Her research focuses on tropical forest management and conservation, particularly in the context of climate change mitigation and sustainable development through improving the tropical timber industry.

Rosa presented her research and its relevance to the seminar theme and also actively involved participants by posing interesting questions.
We discussed our goals, how we can achieve them and how it makes us feel. The participants pointed to the importance of being structured and taking one step at a time, collaborating and having a solid and strong network to be able to conduct research towards a sustainable future. The predominant feeling was that time ran out and that there is a big need of more discussions with our peers!

2021-04-16 | Seminar in cooperation with the Section of sustainable health 

THEME Lag-response associations between air pollution and CVD incidence

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Hedi Kriit is a PhD student at the Section of sustainable health and she will present preliminary results of her fourth manuscript within the framework of her dissertation.

In this manuscript she has focused on identifying the time-windows of importance for the associations between air pollution exposure and CVD incidence using prospective multi-cohort data.

2021-03-30 | Webinar on EU financed research

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This webinar focused on cooperation projects but  also touched briefly on single partner projects within the new European framework programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon Europe).

During the session, the participants had a chance to deepen their knowledge about calls in the six different clusters within Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness (Pillar 2), as well as first-steps in consortia-building practices, partnerships, and proposal preparation.

2021-03-24 | Lunch workshop with UTRI Young Researcher Network

THEME What is transformative research?

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UTRI young researcher’s network just had its first workshop on the theme “What is transformative research?” on the 24th of March. During the workshop, professor Carina Keskitalo held a presentation on her experiences on doing transformative research, followed by group discussions on the participants’ experience of the subject.

Attending the workshop were participants of wide variety of research disciplines at varying career stages that lead to interesting and fruitful discussion of different vantage points.

Our discussions can be summarized in that we are many young researchers who were searching for what transformative research is all about. Also, many of the participants were eager to pursue and strive toward that line of research which we find very encouraging in this newly formed network!

2020-12-14 | The Swedish Launch of the 2020 Lancet Countdown Report

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2020-11-30--12-01 | UTRI Kick-off

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Link to interview with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus before the kick-off

Interview series before the kick-off with members of the UTRI steering group:

Annika Nordlund - Changing one’s behaviour is the key to sustainable transition

Erland Mårald - Various perspectives on sustainability issues are necessary

Jon Moen - Sustainability and transformation require an interdisciplinary approach

Maria Nilsson - In order to develop good collaborations, we need to meet

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Due to accessibility requirements, no films from the kick-off have been uploaded. However, you can take part in these through membership in UTRI:s Team. Apply here