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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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Education’s new challenges

2014-07-14
Digitalisation and the tough competition for students and researchers is creating a new playing field for universities. In order to tackle the challenges there is now a need for environments that stimulate creativity — and Umeå University is at the ...

Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis

2014-07-10
Researchers from Umeå University have explored two different ways that allow unprecedented experimental insights into the reaction sequence leading to the formation of oxygen molecules in photosynthesis. The two studies have been published in the sci...

Interlayer distance in graphite oxide gradually changes when water is added

2014-06-27
Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century. They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distance between graphite oxide layers gradually increase...

Ellinor Ädelroth: With the right to make a difference

2014-06-26
War, poverty and natural disasters. The major global challenges require human input. Meet Ellinor Ädelroth, professor emertia, who have gone out into the world and made a difference – and who has been based at Umeå University.

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

2014-06-24
Emmanuelle Charpentier, group leader at MIMS and guest professor at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, Umeå University, is one of the awardees of the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research 2014. The award is presented by the biotechnology an...

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