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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.


Latest news from the Institute.

Brown Bag Seminars – Fall 2020

July 9, 2020

Welcome to our seminar series!

New report exposes the inequalities of the Swedish housing market

June 28, 2020

Martin Grander has authored a new report “Allmännyttan och jämlikheten” (Public Housing and Equality) where he concludes a reform to the Swedish universal housing policy is needed.

One-year Postdoc Position in Housing

June 23, 2020

Join our research team on Housing within the project “Sharing Housing in Times of Housing Inequality.”

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Upcoming Events

17 December

Landscapes for Learning: Audiowalks as Critical Engagement

  • 09:00 - 12:00
  • Museum of Movements. Bergsgatan 20, Malmö

The Landscapes for learning-workshop will explore needs and possibilities having to do with audiowalks as tools for learning and other forms of critical engagements with urban spaces. The workshop will open up a space wherein questions can be raised, ideas can be shared, future projects can be identified, and collaborations can be suggested. The workshop […]

17 - 18 December

Workshop: Tales of a city

  • Museum of Movements, Malmö

This workshop has been postponed to December 2020 because of the Coronavirus situation. The information below has been updated to reflect the change but please contact Robert Nilsson Mohammadi ( if you have any questions. Please join the IUR’s workshop on narrative formation around the city of Malmö, and on narrative approaches to the study […]