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Umeå Institute of Design ranked no 1 in the world – again

2017-10-19
For the second year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design is listed number one on the two top ranking institutes for product design educations in the world – Red Dot and iF. Landing a world-leading position yet again opens up for new collaborations wit...

Double celebration with HM King Carl XVI on campus

2017-10-18
This year, Umeå University gets the honour of welcoming the Swedish King to the University’s Annual Celebrations. At the same time, the King receives his 70th birthday present in the form of an arctic seminar. The Annual Celebration starts on Friday ...

Protein restricts sap uptake by aphids

2017-10-10
Researchers at Umeå University and Wageningen University have discovered how plants can defend themselves against aphids. They recorded aphid behavior on video, and identified a plant protein that keeps aphids from feeding. The results have been publ...

Obamacare helps reverse the decline in U.S. trust

2017-10-10
Since the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as Obamacare, an estimated 20 million previously uninsured U.S. citizens have gained access to health insurance. Recent research from Umeå and Lund universities shows ...

Opening at Bildmuseet: Amar Kanwar / The Sovereign Forest

2017-10-05
On Friday 20 October at 19:00 Bildmuseet opens a large exhibition by recognised artist and filmmaker Amar Kanwar. The Sovereign Forest is a poetic response to the conflict over land and the resistance of local communities in the Indian state of Odish...

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