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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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Japanese Week on Campus

2018-02-22
Sweden and Japan celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations. To mark this occasion, activities are organised on campus for students and staff. The week includes lectures, film screenings and try it out activities. The university will also receive a ...

Umeå University and USBE earns AACSB International Accreditation

2018-02-20
Tampa, Fla., USA (February 20, 2018)—AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announces that Umeå University has earned accreditation for its Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE). Found...

Arctic worming?

2018-02-16
In North America, the spread of European earthworms is a known environmental issue as it has turned out that some of these species are capable of altering entire forest ecosystems. In Sweden, we have so far had a positive approach to earthworms and n...

Increases the knowledge of pollutants from small sewage treatment plants

2018-02-12
Kristin Blum's dissertation improves the state of knowledge about how organic pollutants can be separated in small sewage treatment plants, if the organic pollutants lead to environmental impact and how existing small sewage treatment plants can be e...

American students experience student life in Umeå for 72 hours

2018-02-09
On 13–15 February, two students from USA will visit Umeå University to experience student life for 72 hours. They will share their observations through their home university’s social media channels.

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Think – an inquisitive magazine

Omslagsbild Tänk 2018

Think 1 2018 focuses on democracy.

In this issue of Think, we have gathered a number of Umeå researchers who give their view on what democracy involves, what’s important for upholding democracy, and what the threats to democracy are.

Read Think 2018

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