Umberto in research and education

Umberto in research and education

Whether it's for CO2 balancing, life cycle assessment, material flow cost accounting or resource efficiency - with Umberto you’ve got the right tool for research or education at your fingertips.

  • Increase the quality of education: innovative learning of the methodology and for creating a comprehensive system overview, instead of having to wrangle numbers across endless Excel spreadsheets.
  • Supportive teaching material: we provide teaching materials, such as tutorials, hands-on examples, etc, available to help students become more familiar with the software.*1
  • Flexible licensing management: you can either install Umberto on a pool of computers or acquire temporary individual licenses that can be used by students  at home.
  • Better chances on the job market: Umberto is an established tool used by both research institutes and industry. Having a developed ability to comfortably work with the software allows students to better position themselves on the job market.

More than 220 users from academia are already successfully applying the software.  Our reference list highlights a few examples. The software is in use for studies such as “Sustainability Management” and “Resource Efficiency Management“. You can explore examples of use at Leuphana University and University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim, among others, in our ➤ article “Successful use of Umberto in research and education“.

New: The campus package

New: The campus package

Classes at many university and college campuses will soon start again. That‘s why we have designed the Umberto campus package for you. What does it offer exactly?

Umberto NXT Software including Global Warming Potential (GWP) data*2
+ 30 educational licenses
+ 3-year update and service contract
+ web training for the lecturer
+ teaching materials

= starting at 199 € per month*3

Unfortunately, the offer for the Umberto campus package expired on November 30th, 2016. Please feel free to get in touch with us to find out more about other offers for universities and colleges.

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Looking for an alternative to the campus package?

Looking for an alternative to the campus package?

Even though the Umberto campus package already expired, don’t worry. We have more attractive offers for the educational use of the software waiting for you. My name is Jan Späth and I am the contact person for the use of Umberto in research and education. Please feel free to get in touch with me to find out more about further offers for universities and colleges. I look forward to advising you!

Contact: Jan Späth
Tel.:+49-40-480009-39
e-Mail: j.spaeth@ifu.com

*1 All teaching materials will be supplied in English

*2 For LCA applications it is presumed that users already have a multi-user license for the LCA database ecoinvent. Should this not be the case, an ecoinvent license must be purchased separately.

*3 This price excludes VAT and is based on a 36-month term. Ideally payment in advance for the full amount. We offer different payment options for your convenience, please ask us about it. 

"Resource efficiency requires knowledge of all relevant energy and material flows. We therefore use software for our projects that enable a flexible approach. Umberto meets our standards perfectly."

Prof. Dr. Mario Schmidt, Institute for Industrial Ecology, University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim, Germany

"Umberto NXT LCA is based on a scientifically sound approach and provides seamless access to the ecoinvent 3 database. Research results visualized as Sankey diagrams are easy to present."

Prof. Dr. Lorenz Hilty, Informatics and Sustainability Research Group, University of Zurich and Empa, St. Gallen, Switzerland

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