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

EU/EEA application deadline extended to 16 April

2014-04-16
Due to technical problems at Universityadmissions.se, the application deadline for EU/EEA citizens for the autumn 2014 term has been extended to 16 April at midnight (24.00) Central European Time (CET).

Göran Sandberg receives honorary doctorate in the Czech Republic

2014-04-15
Göran Sandberg, professor at Umeå Plant Science Centre and former vice-chancellor of Umeå University, was inaugurated as an honorary doctor at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis

2014-04-13
Researchers at Umeå University have found that carbon dioxide, in its ionic form bicarbonate, has a regulating function in the splitting of water in photosynthesis. This means that carbon dioxide has an additional role to being reduced to sugar. The ...

THE: Magnetic north plans to reset the cultural compass

2014-04-11
The British magazine Times Higher Education examined Umeå University's involvement in the European Capital of Culture year and interviewed Britta Lundgren, professor of ethnology and coordinator of the university's activities during 2014: "For 20...

Swedish researchers map the risks of new virus epidemic in Europe

2014-04-07
The risk of dengue fever beginning to spread in Europe is imminent. According to researchers from Umeå University, this is no longer just an issue for the scientific community but also for politicians and policy makers, who need to be prepared and de...

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Ulrika Frick Lang        
Phone: +46 (0)90-786 64 99
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Karin Wikman
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