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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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Hans Adolfsson will become new Vice-Chancellor

2016-04-28
The decision has now been made. The Swedish Government has appointed Hans Adolfsson, professor in Organometallic Chemistry and currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University, as new Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University from 1 July 2016.

Nature: Feature article on Emmanuelle Charpentier

2016-04-27
The scientific journal Nature has published a lengthy feature article on Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, titled "The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier’s life."

National aptitude test for newly arrived doctors in Umeå

2016-04-26
Umeå University has been commissioned by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare to perform a new national programme of aptitude tests to validate the theoretical and practical competence in medical doctors trained outside the EU and EEA. Th...

Comprehensive study of the health of Indigenous peoples

2016-04-25
A unique study published in The Lancet provides evidence of poorer health and social outcomes for Indigenous and tribal peoples around the world. The study is partly based on research led by Per Axelsson, associate professor in History at Umeå Univer...

This year’s Fine Arts graduation show opens at Bildmuseet

2016-04-22
Saturday May 7th, Bildmuseet opens the exhibition Digging for Fire by this year’s graduating students of the Master’s programme at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

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