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Hans Adolfsson will become new Vice-Chancellor

Hans Adolfsson will become new Vice-Chancellor

Leadership The decision has now been made. The Swedish Government has appointed Hans Adolfsson, professor in Organometallic Chemistry and currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University, as new Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University from 1 July 2016.


Comprehensive study of the health of Indigenous peoples

Comprehensive study of the health of Indigenous peoples

Indigenous A unique study published in The Lancet provides evidence of poorer health and social outcomes for Indigenous and tribal peoples around the world. The study is partly based on research led by Per Axelsson, associate professor in History at Umeå University, who studies the effect of colonisation on health of Indigenous peoples in Sweden, Australia and New Zealand funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation and the Swedish Research Council.

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Refugees and integration – what is Umeå University's role?

Last year, around 160,000 people sought asylum in Sweden on the run from wars, conflicts and threats. A large proportion of these have academic educations. Umeå University is now working hard to support newly arrived academics in order to make the most of these individual's professional qualifications.Read more


Culture on Campus presents:

Good Harvest

Thursday 12 May
At 12:10–12:50
Campus Pond

Good Harvest is Hanna Enlöf and Ylva Eriksson with voices in silky harmony, brilliant guitar playing and phenomenal arrangements.

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International Master's Graduate

Carlos Martin Jara, from Ecuador studied Business Development and Internationalisation at the Umeå School of Business and Economics.
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