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.

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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...

Umeå University ranked among the world's top 300

2014-08-19
In this year's Shanghai Jiaotong Academic Ranking of World Universities, Umeå University is again placed among the world's top 300 instiutions. In addition, Umeå is ranked among the top 150 in the field of life and agricultural sciences and top 200 i...

Water-polluting anxiety drug reduces fish mortality

2014-08-08
A drug that is commonly used to treat anxiety in humans and which regularly finds its way into surface waters through wastewater effluence has been shown to reduce mortality rates in fish.

Göran Sandberg among world's highly cited researchers

2014-07-25
Göran Sandberg, professor of plant physiology and former Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University, made the list of the world's highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences by Thomson Reuters.

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 ...

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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

Web Editor  - English site

David Meyers         
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Web Editor  - Swedish site

Michael Nordvall         
Phone: +46(0)90-786 58 71 
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University Liaison Building. Universitetstorget 4, Lvl 4