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Summer at Bildmuseet

Summer at Bildmuseet

ART Life and death, blooming and withering, attraction and loathe. The best day in a poetic interplay between image and text. This summer’s two exhibitions at Bildmuseet cover our cultural impressions and changing existence.


Familiar history is an important factor for prostate cancer

Research For the first time, researchers at Umeå University and Lund University have estimated the risk of developing various types of prostate cancer for men with the disease in the family. Men with brothers who have had prostate cancer run twice as high a risk of being diagnosed themselves in comparison to the general population. This according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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New Vice-Chancellor:
"All cards on the table"

Hans Adolfsson

Picture of Hans Adolfsson.On 1 July, Hans Adolfsson took over as Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University. To him, openness and collaboration is just as much a philosophy of life as part of a scientific method.

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Former exchange student returns as 2016 keynote alumni speaker

Shaf Mansour.Shaf Mansour attended Umeå University as an Erasmus exchange student during the 2007-2008 academic year where he studied law. Today, he works as Head of Digital Content and Communities at Barnardo’s, the largest children’s charity in the UK with over 960 services, 8,500 members of staff and 17,000 volunteers.

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TedXUmeå 2016

Reader in English Literature, Virginia Langum, raised the question of what we blame our bodies for and described the relationship between medicine and religion in medieval times and touched upon what consequences this has had – even on today’s views on the human body.

Check out all our researchers who spoke at TEDxUmeå 2016