FORTHEM Labs for research, education and innovation

FORTHEM Labs are seven inter-disciplinary expert networks of the FORTHEM Alliance. Labs work to provide research-based solutions to pressing societal issues both on the local and European level, and they consist of teams from all Alliance universities. Labs are open to all students, researchers and universities’ external partners, and they provide a framework for international, multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder collaboration with other FORTHEM universities and their external partners.

Labs develop research-based solutions, or “outputs”, to the pressing societal issues that they focus on. Labs’ outputs include courses for FORTHEM’s Digital Academy, workshops, academic and popular publications, summer schools, exhibitions and many other things. Outputs are developed by teams consisting of researchers, students and external partners from Alliance universities.

More details about the seven Labs can be found on their own pages, listed below. Lab contact persons are happy to provide more details about the on-going work in their respective Labs.



Experiencing Europe coordinated by the University of Opole
Diversity and Migration coordinated by the University of Palermo
Multilingualism in School and Higher Education coordinated by the University of Jyväskylä
Food Science coordinated by the University of Burgundy
Digital Transformation coordinated by the University of València
Climate and Resources coordinated by the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Resilience, Life Quality and Demographic Change coordinated by the University of Latvia


Further information about FORTHEM Lab Actions:

Scientific Manager Tamás Péter Szabó, University of Jyväskylä:

Coordinator Oskari Vesterinen, University of Jyväskylä,

Welcome to FORTHEM Labs!