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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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Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate

2018-05-14
People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop sn...

All-round improved work environment at the University

2018-05-03
The University's work environment is moving in the right direction in almost every area. This is evident in the summary results from this year's employment satisfaction survey.

TEDxUmeå – 8 May – at Norrlandsoperan and live

2018-05-03
On Tuesday May 8, TEDxUmeå will be held for the fifth consecutive year. The list of speakers includes two researchers from Umeå University: Abrak Saati at the Department of Political Science, and Malcolm Fairbrother at the Department of Sociology. TE...

Focus on those closest affected

2018-04-30
Due to the recent murder suspected by the police to have taken place in a student room in Ålidhem, Umeå University has taken a number of measures. During the initial stages, focus has been directed towards the most closely affected students that resi...

Jörg Richter and Carina Bergfeldt new honorary doctors in Umeå

2018-04-26
Jörg Richter, professor in psychology, and the journalist Carina Bergfeldt, have been appointed 2018 honorary doctors with the Faculty of Social Sciences at Umeå University.

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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.

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