Calendar of Events

May 2018

22 May at 10:00–11:00

European Research Council (ERC) – Individual career grants

Seminar During this seminar, researchers and administrators can look forward to getting information about coming opportunities at the ERC. The ERC's mission is to encourage high quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence. Welcome!

22 May at 18:00–22:00

Public opening at Umevatoriet - Tuesdays 6-10 PM

Other Would you like to embark on a virtual tour of the cosmos, look at the sky through a telescope and learn more about the universe? Everybody is welcome to visit Umevatoriet - Umeå’s planetarium and science center - every Tuesday evening.

23 May at 10:00–12:00

Social media and politics in the U.S.

Lecture Guest lecture with Daniel Kreiss, University of North Carolina, on how political communication and election campaigns have changed over the past decade.

23 May at 16:00–21:00

FabLab Sliperiet Wednesdays 16-21

Other Welcome to FabLab, a Fabrication Laboratory open for anyone who wants to manufacture almost anything. Here you will be able to try out digital tools like 3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters and software for drawings and patterns. No previous knowledge is needed and it's free to come here.

25 May at 12:10–12:50

Skuggteatern Crossword Impro

Culture on Campus Friday May 25th The Atrium, Teacher Education Building 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

25 May at 17:00–21:00

Art Friday with guest-DJ!

Other Friday at Bildmuseet with art, bar, DJs and free admission. Welcome to yet another Art Friday! Exhibitions, museum shop and bar/restaurant are open until 21:00. Guest DJ is Frida Selander.

29 May at 09:00–12:05

MIMS/UCMR Mini-Symposium 29 May 2018

Conference Welcome to the 3rd MIMS/UCMR-Mini-Symposium of this year! Presentations by the Oliver Billker, Barbara Sixt, Gemma Atkinson, Linda Sandblad and the MIMS/UCMR Postdoctoral Fellows Christian Pett, Hiraku Takada, Ravendra Nagampalli, Dharmedra Kumar Soni, Rajender Kumar.

29 May at 13:00–16:30

Graduation Ceremony International Master's Programmes

Other On Tuesday 29 May Umeå University welcomes students of International Master's Programmes and their guests to celebrate their recent or upcoming graduation.

30 May–7 June

UMA Summer Show 2018

Exhibition On Thursday May 31st at 18:00 Umeå School of Architecture will open its doors for the official public inauguration of the 2018 UMA Summer Show. The exhibition will show the student’s work of the Academic year 2017/2018 and will take over the entire Architecture school, from the studio spaces to the river front.

30 May–31 May

How to 3d-print a wooden home

Conference Join us to explore innovation in housing through new ideas, tools and materials. Do it in an international and cross-disciplinary setting. Be inspired by leading thinkers and makers and interact with peers from research and industry as we strengthen our cluster around large-scale biobased additive and digital manufacturing.

30 May–31 May

Umeå Cell Biology Symposium 2018

Conference The first interdisciplinary Umeå Cell Biology Symposium!

30 May at 16:00–21:00

FabLab Sliperiet Wednesdays 16-21

Other Welcome to FabLab, a Fabrication Laboratory open for anyone who wants to manufacture almost anything. Here you will be able to try out digital tools like 3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters and software for drawings and patterns. No previous knowledge is needed and it's free to come here.

31 May at 10:00–16:00

Information and dialogue with Vinnova concerning eight new competence centres

Seminar Vinnova recently opened a call for proposals for eight new competence centres in which university, industry and the public sector jointly develop new knowledge. Because of this important call, Vinnova will visit Umeå to inform about the call and to have a dialogue with potential applicants. Welcome to an exciting day!

31 May at 13:00–15:30

A fruitful relationship: Working with your supervisors

Workshop A workshop on your roles as a doctoral researcher when working with your supervisors. A workshop for PhD students.

31 May at 14:00–15:00

Solid-state NMR methods for soft matter: From lipid membranes to the living human brain

Higher seminar (incl lic) Daniel Topgaard, Division of Physical Chemistry, Lund University


June 2018

6 June at 16:00–21:00

FabLab Sliperiet Wednesdays 16-21

Other Welcome to FabLab, a Fabrication Laboratory open for anyone who wants to manufacture almost anything. Here you will be able to try out digital tools like 3D printers, sewing machines, laser cutters and software for drawings and patterns. No previous knowledge is needed and it's free to come here.

11 June at 13:00–14:00

Marie Sklodowska Curie – Individual Fellowships (IF)

Seminar Would you as a researcher like to conduct research abroad or act as a host for other international scientists? In that case, this is the seminar for you. During one hour we will tell you more about the opportunities available through Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowships. Welcome!

15 June at 17:00–21:00

Summer exhibition opening

Other Opening of two new Summer exhibitions: Eco-Visionaries and Jochen Lempert / Sudden Spring. Opening talks with participating artists at 19:00. The bar opens at 17:00.

25 June–27 June

The Fifth International Conference on Climate, Tourism and Recreation

Conference Scholars and experts from around the world are invited to explore recent developments in tourism climatology at the Fifth International Conference on Climate, Tourism and Recreation - CCTR 2018 - during the extended daylight of the Swedish Midsummer times.


October 2018

20 October at 17:00

The Annual Celebration Ceremony

Other The Annual Celebration Ceremony is an important ritual when the university installs its newly appointed professors, and celebrates honorary doctors and scientific award recipients.


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