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Lina Trulsson awarded with the 2015 Michael Treschow scholarship

Lina Trulsson, MFA in Advanced Product Design student at Umeå Institute of Design, has been awarded the 2015 Michael Treschow scholarship worth SEK 100,000 for the boldness, new thinking and enthusiasm that signifies her work.

Ultrasound examinations can identify patients at risk of stroke

Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could benefit from surgery. Since surgical treatment to prev...

Pre-travel advice does not reduce the risk of falling ill while travelling

Travelling abroad involves risk of illnesses and carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, especially among students. Illnesses such as travellers’ diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections are most common. Even if travellers follow the travel medi...

Computers can perceive image curves like artists

Imagine computers being able to understand paintings or paint abstract images much like humans. Bo Li demonstrates a breakthrough concept in the field of computer vision using curves and lines to represent image shapes and furthermore to recognise ob...

New Master’s in peace and conflict studies at Umeå University

Umeå University continues to strengthen its profile in security research, crisis readiness and peacebuilding. Since May 2015, Umeå University has a professor of peace and conflict studies and from autumn 2016, a Master’s programme in the subject will...

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