New European Bauhaus at SLU

Last changed: 14 February 2024

SLU is now an official partner of the New European Bauhaus (NEB) intitiative. The NEB values, sustainability, inclusion, and aesthetics, are already well integrated into the day-to-day activities of SLU, as these values are well aligned with the core values of SLU.

As an official partner, SLU is committed in helping shape climate-neutral societies. SLU researchers perform high-quality research and in this way contribute to the knowledge and decision-making for a green societal transformation. SLU will participate in the NEB academy hubs that are about to get created throughout Sweden and provide knowledge on forming inclusive and sustainable cities and communities.

In the context of the New European Bauhaus SLU will organize trans- and interdisciplinary educational activities (webinars, seminars, meetings and conferences) where SLU researchers present results of studies on among other things, circular bioeconomy and waste management, novel sustainable construction materials, contribution of wood products to climate change mitigation, citizens' perceptions on using wood as a construction material and forestry-wood value-chains. Webinars, projects and education activities related to NEB and NEB academy are reported below (list updated continuously):


On March 4 2024, Maximilian Schulte (4th year PhD student at SLU) will present his work: Demand-driven climate change mitigation and trade-offs of Swedish multi-family housing construction.You are welcome to register!


International research projects

Building up wood construction markets with consumer knowledge, industrial and municipal strategies (KnockOnWood).

The purpose of the KnockOnWood project is to provide systemic information on how housing demand, housing supply and local governance mechanisms affect the WMC market diffusion. In addition, sustainability is an overreaching theme in the project implementation, since ecological, social, and economic aspects strongly connect to wooden multi-story constructions through aims on, e.g., sustainable construction, housing and urbanization.

Ecological solutions for recovery of secondary raw materials from post-consumer fibreboards (EcoReFibre) 

The purpose of EcoReFibre is to develop and demonstrate innovative demos for environmentally sound and commercially viable recycling of end-of-life fibreboards, which currently have no commercially viable recycling methods. More information at the SLU homepage

Novel fibre value chains and ecosystem services from sustainable feedstocks (FIBSUN)

The purpose of FIBSUN is to support the development of resilient and competitive production systems and enhanced provision of ecosystem services from degraded soils by fostering the growth of five sustainable fibre value chains. More information at the SLU homepage.