News and Events

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

Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations

2014-09-01
Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations, previously believed that only the brain could perform. This is according to a study from Umeå University in Sweden published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

ALS researchers take on ice cold challenge

2014-08-27
On Friday 29 August at 15:00, the ALS research group at Umeå University will take on the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” Over 20 researchers will dump buckets of ice water over their heads by the campus pond. A large audience is anticipated.

International conference at MIMS opens

2014-08-26
On Tuesday 26 August, scientists at MIMS, Umeå University, opened an international conference with representatives present from all nodes of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The keynote speaker is Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor ...

International master’s student completes European bike trek to Umeå

2014-08-22
How many people would consider embarking on a 2100 km month-long bike ride through Europe in the middle of summer to reach their study destination in northern Sweden? Ethiopian Hailemelekot Negussie, a 27-year-old beginning master’s student at Umeå U...

Record number of international students to arrive in Umeå

2014-08-21
On Monday 25 August, Umeå University will welcome its new arriving international students. The week-long orientation course provides students with an opportunity to get to know each other and gain an insight into what it's like to study and live in U...

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Ulrika Frick Lang        
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Karin Wikman
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