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

Smokers with high salt intake are at 'double the risk' of rheumatoid arthritis

2014-09-11
Smokers who also have a high sodium intake may be at double the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a new study published in the journal Rheumatology.

UID Ranked as Best Design School for 3rd consecutive year

2014-09-08
For the third year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University has been ranked as the best design school in Europe, North and South America by the organization Red Dot.

Think and Aktum – in Swedish Publishing Prize final round

2014-09-04
Umeå University has two productions that have made it to the final round of the Swedish Publishing Prize 2014. The employee magazine Aktum and Think magazine have a chance to take home the prestigious award.

Computer simulation for a more efficient construction process

2014-09-04
Model based testing and simulations does not only provide opportunities to show that the system works as intended, they can also be used to find new designs. Fotios Kasolis combines in his dissertation, computer simulation and optimization algorithms...

Umeå researcher named Pro Futura Scientia fellow

2014-09-01
Elise Dermineur, historian at the department of historical, philosophical and religious studies at Umeå University, has been admitted to the Pro Futura Scientia Programme. The programme provides funding to young, cutting-edge researchers in the socia...

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Communication and International Relations Office

Head of Communication

Ulrika Frick Lang        
Phone: +46 (0)90-786 64 99
Mobile: +46 (0)70-615 64 90

Press information officer

Karin Wikman
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Mobile: +46 (0)70-610 08 05

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David Meyers         
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Michael Nordvall         
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