Welcome to Culture and Cities
This year Umeå is one of the two European Cultural Capitals. During 2014 the city will be exposed in a way that has not previously occurred. Therefore it is of particular priority to do research on the impact of culture on society with a special attention to Umeå as Cultural Capital and Cultural Capitals in general.
The ambition is to initiate interdisciplinary research on culture and cities with high relevance for society where both the local and global perspectives are present, and to increase the contact and exchanges with other universities and external stakeholders in the field. For this purpose, the Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University assigned Centre for Regional Science (Cerum) to coordinate the research initiative Culture and Cities - The Umeå University Workshop.(read more here)