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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.

Recent Headlines

Isolation of important centres in the brain results in age-related memory deficits

2014-11-25
Poor memory among the elderly can be explained by regions in the hippocampus complex, an important part of the brain, becoming more co-active during rest, thereby interacting less efficiently with other parts of the brain when we try to memorize info...

Graphene produces more efficient transport of a semiconducting polymer film

2014-11-25
The new wonder material graphene has fantastic properties, for example flexibility, transparency and high charge carrier mobility. A study by an international team led by David Barbero, assistant professor and group leader at Umeå University, shows t...

Progress and Hygiene

2014-11-24
Magnus Wallin, guest teacher at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University, is participating in the exhibition Progress and Hygiene at Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland.

Kirunatopia – Art on Landscapes and Resources in Northern Sweden and Lusatia

2014-11-21
Florian Zeyfang, Professor, Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University, will participate in an exhibition at the Kunsthaus Dresden in Germany.

Breakthrough Researcher from Umeå University on BBC World News

2014-11-21
A week ago, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Professor at Umeå University and Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, was honored with a very prestigious award in life sciences: The Breakthrough Prize. This weekend BBC World News will broadcast the award cer...

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