The multidisciplinary research group URBinN has a thematic focus on urbanization, urban and regional planning and sustainable development of small and medium sized urbanities in a global perspective with an initial focus on Nordic remote areas. The motive for this interest is the somewhat under-researched area of social, spatial, historical and economic processes related to the origin, functioning and planning of smaller urbanities in general.
The multidisciplinary research group for circumpolar history has expertise in historical trends of arctic regions from antiquity to modern times
Climate change, security, pursuit of natural resources and geopolitical tensions are currently drawing global attention to the circumpolar north. The geographical Arctic has a unique social, economic and environmental history which is key to understanding current events.
The Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique (CRBC) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory whose 43 members (historians, linguists, Anglicists and Celticists, enthnologists, sociologists...) explore topics and areas of research within Breton and Celtic cultural domains. They also lead individual or collective research in other fields, across Europe, the Atlantic and beyond.