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Here you can find the most recent news and press releases from Umeå University, events, dissertation defences, open lectures, conferences and other current information, all available in English.

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Expert in chemistry education becomes honorary doctor

2018-06-19
Ilka Parchmann, Professor and Vice President at Kiel University, has been appointed the 2018 honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå University in Sweden.

Restoration project nominated for EU prize

2018-06-11
The restoration project ”Vindel River LIFE”, coordinated by Umeå University, is one of totally 28 EU LIFE-funded projects that has been nominated for the EU-prize ”The Life Award – Best of the Best Nature Projects”. ”It is a great honour for us to ...

'Golden Age' ranking keeps Umeå in top 50

2018-06-08
Umeå University is ranked #46 in the world among universities established between 1945 and 1967, in what Times Higher Education describes as the "Golden Age in global higher education."

Record number of students at Graduation Ceremony

2018-06-01
On Tuesday 29 May, graduating students of International Master’s Programmes were honoured at the Graduation Ceremony. The event was organised for the fourth consecutive year, and this year, a record number – over 150 students – participated.

Eco-Visionaries exhibition opens at Bildmuseet

2018-05-31
Summer exhibition opening at Bildmuseet on Friday 15 June! Two new exhibitions are to be inaugurated, one of them Eco-Visionaries, presenting works by international artists proposing more sustainable attitudes towards the place of human beings on thi...

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Think – an inquisitive magazine

Omslagsbild Tänk 2018

Think 1 2018 focuses on democracy.

In this issue of Think, we have gathered a number of Umeå researchers who give their view on what democracy involves, what’s important for upholding democracy, and what the threats to democracy are.

Read Think 2018

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