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Wants to find out how plants time their flowering

Wants to find out how plants time their flowering

plant physiology The onset of flowering is a central event in the life cycle of a plant and ensures reproduction. From an agricultural perspective, it is important that flowering takes place at the right time to optimise harvests. Professor Markus Schmid is leading a project to find out how flowering time is regulated on cell level.

Millions into studying the use of robotics in geriatric care

Millions into studying the use of robotics in geriatric care

Robotics Social robots that adapt to older adults’ feelings and actions. This is what fifteen doctoral students from all over the world will focus on in an EU project led by the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University.

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Maria Fällman,
Maria Fällman, Jan Karlsson, Ove Nilsson and Markus Schmid.

Three research projects share SEK 94 million

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted over SEK 94 million to three research projects in medicine and natural sciences at Umeå University. The projects are led by researchers Maria Fällman, Jan Karlsson and Markus Schmid.

In addition, several Umeå researchers are co-applicants to a large joint project at Umeå Plant Science Center, led by Ove Nilsson at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

Umeå Campus top ten of Swedish designer parks

Picture of Umeå pondUmeå University Campus Park with its outdoor seatings in different levels, a floating jetty and rolling hills around the central pond is one of Sweden’s most successful landscaping projects.

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International Scholarship Recipient

Alexis Nielsen - Master's in Geoecology student and Umeå University Scholarship Recipient Alexis Nielsen, from the United States, earned a master's degree in geoecology in 2015 and was a Umeå University Scholarship recipient.
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