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A minute’s silence for student victims in Kenya

Umeå University supports the European University Association initiative to observe a minute’s silence on Monday 27 April at 12:00 in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attack at Garissa University College in Kenya at the beginning of April. ...

Health programme improves pregnancy and delivery care in Ethiopia

The established and comprehensive health programme Health Extension Programme, HEP, aims to improve the access to health care for women and children in Ethiopia. According to Tesfay Gebrehiwot, some of the results of the programme are clearly improve...

Whole Earth? – Future of the Arctic

At the third seminar linked to climate change and global health as part of the Whole Earth? project, the Association of International Affairs at Umeå University invites the public to lectures and discussions under the theme “Future of the Arctic." ...

34 Brazilian students to Umeå University in 2015/16

During the 2015-2016 academic year, 34 students from Brazil will be attending Umeå University as part of the Science without Borders programme (Ciência sem Fronteiras). The number of students who have chosen Umeå University has increased significantl...

Top speakers to TEDx Umeå on 23 April

Next week TEDxUmeå is organised at Sliperiet, Umeå Arts Campus. Talks will be given by Rochelle King from Spotify and Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen from Tesla Motors, as well as by several researchers and teachers from Umeå University. The event will be b...

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