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Latest news from the Institute.

CfP for SIEF2023- Back to basics: reconfiguring place in times of crisis 

December 1, 2022

IUR member Karina Villacura has a Call for Papers for the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) in Brno, Czech Republic, 7-10 June 2023. . The congress will focus on the theme of Living Uncertainty.

More research grants for IUR members

November 30, 2022

2023 will start with several new research projects. Next is a description of two of them, one from Jennie Gustafsson, Carina Listerborn and Lina Olsson, and the other from Magnus Nilsson.

IUR members with new research projects

November 22, 2022

After successfully earning new grants, IUR members Fredrik Torisson, Magnus Andersson, Helena Bohman and Christina Lindkvist will start new research projects.

News from Hoai-Anh Tran and her research in Hanoi

November 14, 2022

Greetings from IUR researcher Hoai-Anh Tran who has been travelling and researching in Hanoi for her sabbatical year funded by Riksbanken Jubileumsfond.

On June 16-17, the IUR hosted the conference “Beyond Smart Cities Today: Power, Justice and Resistance”. The two-day conference provided time and space to question the differences within smart cities, reflect on issues of justice and injustice, analyse social and spatial inequalities through feminist and postcolonial lenses, and underline historical perspectives to situate the smart city in time and place. To watch the recorded keynotes you can visit the conference website.

Upcoming Events

7 December

Interstitial space at the peri-urban Hanoi: tensions and opportunities

  • 12:00 - 13:00
  • Zoom

Brown Bag Seminar Hoai- Anh Tran: Interstitial space at the peri-urban Hanoi: tensions and opportunities This seminar is part of the IUR Brown Bag Seminar Series; check out the rest of the program here. If you would like to participate digitally, please contact Defne Kadioglu to get the Zoom link.

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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.