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Latest news from the Institute.

IUR Visiting Scholars 2024

February 19, 2024

IUR is proud to present the visiting scholars for 2024. Representing diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, these scholars are set to enrich the institute’s research initiatives and academic endeavours. Dr. Syeda Jenifa Zahan, a distinguished Urban Studies Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow currently stationed at the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy, will visit the IUR as a […]

The Nordic Urban Political Economy network launches new website

February 13, 2024

The Nordic Urban Political Economy Network (NUPE) has launched its website, marking a significant step in its mission to facilitate cross-Nordic collaboration and research exchange. Established in 2020, NUPE has been engaging with the multifaceted political-economic transformations sweeping through cities and regions across the Nordic countries. With a focus on critical studies of urban political […]

Lina Olsson

New publications out on mobility justice and uneven regional development

February 6, 2024

Lina Olsson has recently published two co-authored papers on the topics of mobility justice and uneven regional development.

Svartklubb: an exhibition about Malmö’s underground music scene

January 23, 2024

Svartklubb is an exhibition about Malmö’s underground music scene from the 1990s until the present. The exhibition discusses the influence the svartklubb scene has had on a city in transformation – where old industrial sites have given way for music and culture within a wider framework than what can be accommodated on the commercial stages or the […]

Nordic Urban Political Economy (NUPE) is an initiative for cross-Nordic collaboration and research exchange addressing the variegated political-economic changes occurring in cities and regions across the Nordics today. NUPE aims to promote and develop critical studies of urban political economy and political ecology by studying how neoliberalism, financialization, digitalization, platform economies, sustainability policy, and migration change urban landscapes, welfare systems, and urban and regional politics in the Nordic countries today. 

Nordic Urban Political Economy (nordic-urban.org)

Upcoming Events

1 - 1 February - June

Inauguration of Svartklubb: an exhibition about Malmö’s underground music scene

  • 17:00

Svartklubb is an exhibition about Malmö’s underground music scene from the 1990s until the present. The exhibition discusses the influence the svartklubb scene has had on a city in transformation – where old industrial sites have given way for music and culture within a wider framework than what can be accommodated on the commercial stages […]

20 March

Neoliberal societal planning, particularly examining the case of Källberga

  • 00:00 - 13:00
  • NICO826

Brown Bag Seminar Fredrik Zelmerlöv  –  ”Neoliberal societal planning, particularly examining the case of Källberga” Zoom link This seminar is part of the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series; check out the rest of the program. If you have any questions, please contact Defne Kadioglu.

17 April

Masculinities and Everyday Morality on Public Transport

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • NICO826

Brown Bag Seminar Romit Chowdhury  –  ”Masculinities and Everyday Morality on Public Transport” Zoom link This seminar is part of the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series; check out the rest of the program. If you have any questions, please contact Defne Kadioglu.

8 May

TBC

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • NIC0826

Brown Bag Seminar Melissa Garcia Lamarca  –  ”TBC” This seminar is part of the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series; check out the rest of the program. If you have any questions, please contact Defne Kadioglu.

15 - 17 May

Conference in Malmö: Urban Transformations and Urban Histories

  • Niagara, Malmö University

The Institute for Studies in Malmö’s History (IMH) and the Institute for Urban Research (IUR) are pleased to invite you to the Urban Transformations and Urban Histories conference, which will be held in Malmö on May 15–17, 2024. The point of departure of Urban Transformations and Urban Histories is the present and historical processes and […]

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Welcome to the Institute for Urban Research

The Institute for Urban Research is a university-wide research centre that brings together all urban research at Malmö University.

Seeking to shape a collective identity for urban research at Malmö University, the IUR aims to create a research environment that clearly meets urban challenges across the globe.

The IUR is open to all research within the broad field of urban studies but has a specific focus on seven themes: housing and urban renewal, urban economics, mobilities, urban ecology, migration, social sustainability and smart cities.