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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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Kirunatpoia – Art on Landscapes and Resources in Northern Sweden and Lusatia

2014-11-21
Florian Zeyfang, Professor, Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University, will participate in an exhibition at the Kunsthaus Dresden in Germany.

Breakthrough Researcher from Umeå University on BBC World News

2014-11-21
A week ago, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Professor at Umeå University and Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, was honored with a very prestigious award in life sciences: The Breakthrough Prize. This weekend BBC World News will broadcast the award cer...

Professor at Umeå University appointed Honorary Consul

2014-11-14
Peter Sköld, Professor of History and Director of the Arctic Centre at Umeå University (Arcum), has by the Latvian Foreign Ministry been appointed to be the first Latvian honorary consul in Västerbotten.

CFP: Challenge the Past/ Diversify the Future

2014-11-14
March 19-21, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden. A Critical Approach to Visual and Multi-Sensory Representations for History and Culture. Deadline: November 30.

Positive relationships strengthen nurses’ performance in low-income countries

2014-11-12
When health workers develop positive, collaborative relationships with managers and local community leaders in rural Guatemala, their capacity to help vulnerable populations is increased, according to a dissertation from Umeå University.

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