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Dolly Jørgensen new blogger for Curie research magazine

Dolly Jørgensen, historian and researcher at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, is guest blogging for Curie, a Swedish web magazine devoted to the world of research. She is going to take readers on ”An Expedition into the Heart of ...

What does a Capital of Culture year mean?

How has the Swedish cultural policy changed over time? How are cultural and democratic issues united? What future awaits the local cultural policy in a globalized world? The public is welcome to attend a panel discussion on Wednesday 21 January.

New Exhibition: "The Future is Dark"

On the 100th anniversary of Virginia Woolf's diary entry from 1915, "The future is dark and That is the best thing the future can be, I think ." 13 artists from the Art Academy at Umeå University, open an exhibition with the same name.

Engaging with Educational Space

Björn Norlin, researcher at the Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies, Umeå University, are together with Ian Grosvenor, University of Birmingham and Catherine Burke, University of Cambridge, editor of a new book in the field ...

Nearly 1,000 international students to arrive at Umeå University

On Monday 19 January, Umeå University will welcome its new international students from across the globe. 254 exchange students from 36 countries are arriving for the start of the spring 2015 academic term. In addition, 732 students outside of exchang...

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