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UTRI Kick-off

Umeå Transformation Research Initiative - a network for research on transformation towards sustainability!

The Kick-off was held on 30 November and 1 December as a webinar. You'll find the broadcast on and it will be available until 15 December.

Programme in pdf

Programme site




UTRI makes Umeå University lead by example

A few words with WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, keynote speaker at the UTRI kick-off.

Digital kick-off for the new sustainability investment UTRI

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization, is one of the keynote speakers at the kick-off.

What is UTRI?

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. Read more here


Reportage and portraits

Director-General recommends public health studies

Dr. Tedros, WHO Director-General and honorary doctor at Umeå University, urges studies in health.

Honorary doctors at the Faculty of Science and Technology 2019

Professor John Anderson and designer Anne Asensio are honorary doctors at Faculty of Science and Technology.

In order to develop good collaborations, we need to meet

Maria Nilsson is a professor of public health science and member of the UTRI steering committee.

Sustainability and transformation require an interdisciplinary approach

Jon Moen is professor at EMG and steering group member in Umeå Transformation Research Initiative.

Changing one’s behaviour is the key to sustainable transition

Annika Nordlund is docent of psychology and steering group member in Umeå Transformation Research Initiative.

Various perspectives on sustainability issues are necessary

Interview with Erland Mårald from the UTRI Steering Committee, Umeå Transformation Research Initiative.