Surgery Using sterilised mosquito net instead of commercial mesh for repairing inguinal (groin) hernias opens the way for improved care without an increase in cost for low-income countries. This according to a study conducted in rural Uganda by researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Umeå University and Makerere University.
Public Health The coexistence of both undernutrition and overweight/obesity, a phenomenon called double burden of malnutrition, is a global public health challenge existing at all levels from the individual to the population, especially in low-to middle-income countries. Research on malnutrition in Indonesia found that about 20 percent of households exhibit double burden of malnutrition.
Highly satisfied students
International students give Umeå University top marks in the 2016 International Student Barometer.
Overall placement is #3 in Sweden and #5 in Europe.
Arctic research at Umeå University
The Arctic is at the focal point at the moment. At Umeå University, research is conducted on climate and the environment, but also on what life in the North involves – and how it is likely to change in the future. This film shows a selection of our researchers and our wide range of Arctic research.