Calendar of Events

August 2014

24 August–28 August

Lignin 2014

Conference Lignin 2014 will be a forum for the international research community interested in lignin applications to share the latest developments in academic research, as well as a place to meet developers and industry representatives who have or aim to take the step to commercialisation of lignin products.

25 August–29 August

Orientation Course for New International Students

Course/education The Orientation Course consists of a series of lectures and activities that are designed to help you to become acquainted with life in Umeå and studies at our university. The course also offers a great opportunity for new arriving international students to meet new people and make new friends.

25 August at 11:45–12:45

Lunch seminar: Selling a new idea is about learning something about the market

Lecture Lunch seminar: Selling a new idea is about learning something about the market

31 August at 14:00–15:00

Guided Tour: Right is Wrong

Other Curator of Education Lisa Lundström gives a guided tour of the exhibition Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M + Sigg Collection.


September 2014

4 September at 10:00–17:00

India Day

Other Since January 1, 2014 Umeå University is responsible for the secretariat at the Nordic Centre of India. An India Day will be arranged to present the university's cooperation with India and to establish new networks. The day will commence with a presentation by the Indian ambassador Banashri Bose Harrison.

4 September at 10:00–15:00

Welcome Fair for new students

Other All new students are invited to attend Umeå University's Welcome Fair on Thursday 4 September at 10:00 to 15:00 in the Universum building in the heart of Campus Umeå.

7 September at 14:00–18:00

The exhibition FFB/ Searching for Smooth Space opens

Exhibition An exhibition of the architectural collective Fellesskapsprosjektet on Fortette Byen opens.

10 September at 15:00–16:30

SQ3R - a character in a sci-fi book or a helpful reading method?

Lecture This lecture walks students through a method for reading a chapter in a textbook and covers the importance of keeping a note-taking system.

13 September at 10:00–17:00

Right Is Wrong / Artist talks and lectures

Lecture Artist talks and lectures in connection to the exhibition Right Is Wrong - Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection.

13 September at 11:00–15:00

Pilgatans kulturmarknad (Market at Pilgatan)

Other In collaboration with Bokcafé Pilgatan, Kreativ Kollektiv, Verkligheten, ABF and Bildmuseet.

16 September at 18:30–20:00

Film / Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Other Alison Klaymans documentary from 2012 on the artist Ai Weiwei ( 91 min)

17 September at 15:00–16:30

Reading a research article

Lecture This lecture walks students through reading an IMRAD article (briefly addresses source-based articles) and covers the importance of keeping a note-taking system.

21 September at 13:00–17:00

Artist presentations / Survival Kit

Lecture Artist presentations from participants in the Survial Kit art festival.

23 September–24 September

The Impact of Culture - Creative businesses for sustainable cities

Conference The Impact of Culture - Creative businesses for sustainable cities

28 September at 14:00–15:00

Guest Tour

Other Sinologist Stig Walter Karlsson presents works in the exhibition Right is Wrong.

29 September–2 October

5th Scandinavian Symposium on “Amyloid Diseases and Amyloid Mechanisms” (“ADAM 5”)

Conference Umeå University's experts on amyloid diseases organise this conference which addresses the broad research field on amyloid diseases and amyloid mechanisms. Registration is needed for this conference. Deadline: 11 August 2014.

30 September at 18:30–20:00

Book release: Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas

Other Bildmuseet launches the book Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas? from the exhibition at Bildmuseet (2 February to 11 May 2014)


October 2014

1 October at 13:00–17:00

Write it in your own words!

Workshop Paraphrasing is a skill that many students find to be both confusing and challenging. This workshop is geared towards students who feel they need more help with their paraphrasing skills.

5 October at 14:00–15:00

Guided Tour: Right is Wrong

Other Director Katarina Pierre gives a guided tour of the exhibition Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M + Sigg Collection.

7 October at 18:30–20:00

On new architecture in China

Lecture Ma Yansong, MAD architects, Beijing, gives a talk on new architecture in China. Language: English

8 October at 15:00–17:00

Academic writing in English

Lecture This lecture focuses on writing effective paragraphs, problems with sentences, word choice and proofreading. This lecture does not address: how to write the different sections of a paper, citation style, referencing, paraphrasing.

12 October at 14:00–15:00

The exibition Geir Tore Holm / Fughetta opens

Exhibition The exhibition Geir Tore Holm / Fughetta opens. The artist gives a presentation.

12 October at 14:30–15:30

Workshop with Geir Tore Holm

Other Workshop with Geir Tore Holm, in conjunction with the exhibition Geir Tore Holm / Fughetta.

14 October at 18:30–20:00

Readings lived

Lecture Three audiovisual interpretations of Sara Lidman´s archives

15 October at 10:00–11:30

Reference management system Zotero

Course/education Basic introduction to the reference management system Zotero.

15 October at 15:00–17:30

Giving a presentation in English

Lecture This lecture focuses on structure, language and techniques used in presentations. This lecture does not cover: instruction in how to use PowerPoint, slide formats, instruction in pronunciation, specific presentation situations.

23 October–24 October

8th interdisciplinary conference for the University Network of the European Capitals of Culture

Conference Annual conference for universities in European Cultural Capitals. The 2014 conference was held in Marseille, this year in Umeå.


November 2014

2 November at 14:00–18:00

Opening of three exhibitions

Exhibition The exhibitions Rafael Lozano-Hemmer/ A Draft of Shadows, Anders Sunna and Campanas opens.

4 November at 13:00–14:30

Reference management system Zotero

Course/education Basic introduction to the reference management system Zotero.

9 November at 12:00–17:00

Workshop in the exhibition Campanas

Other Open Workshop in the Campanas exhibition with Jonas Nobel, Ugly Cute

11 November–12 November

KBC DAYS 2014

Conference Annual conference at KBC for scientists and staff at KBC. Interested collaboration partners and guests are welcome!

16 November at 14:00–15:00

The curator gives a guided tour

Other Curator Cecilia Andersson gives a guided tour of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / A Draft of Shadows

30 November at 14:00–15:20

Dance Performance: Movement’s Corner

Other Time: 14:00 and 15:00. Duration: 20 min.


December 2014

13 December at 11:00–15:00

Pilgatans julmarknad (Christmas Market at Pilgatan)

Other A collaboration between Bokcafé Pilgatan, Kreativ Kollektiv, Verkligheten, ABF and Bildmuseet.


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