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UPSC celebrates 50 years of Plant Science in Umeå

2017-08-14
The Department of Plant Physiology started its work at Umeå University in 1967. It is now part of the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), a world leading plant research institute. UPSC celebrates the 50 years anniversary with a three-day lasting sympos...

Climatic stability resulted in the evolution of more bird species

2017-07-17
More species of birds have accumulated in genera inhabiting climatically stable areas. This is shown by a new study from Umeå University.

Technology widens our senses

2017-07-05
Improved safety aspects, and also enhanced experiences are at the focal point of Rouien Zarin’s research. He designs prototypes for situations that require concentration and coordination, for instance when practising various forms of extreme sports.

The artistic creation is not on summer holiday

2017-07-05
Administrative secretary Robert Djärv has worked at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts for over two decades. Just as long as they have offered summer courses. If you ask him, choosing the selection of courses is all about current interest and being familiar w...

Hassan passed the test

2017-07-04
31-year-old Hassan Baqer was one of the first doctors of medicine educated outside the EU and EEA to pass a new Swedish proficiency test for medical doctors. He has now started his practical service at the Gullviksborg Health Care Centre in Malmö. ...

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