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New book about bodies and souls

A new book about bodies and souls, or medicine and religion in the Middle Ages, has newly been released by Virginia Langum, Pro Futura Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study at Uppsala University and associate professor in English literat...

Umeå Leads Consortium to Fight Zika and Build Latin American Response Capacity

Umeå University is among the 25 leading research and public health organizations from Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Europe gathered in Recife, Brazil, for the launch of ZikaPLAN (Zika Preparedness Latin American Network). The global...

She makes God tell her story

Julian of Norwich (c. 1343 – c. 1416) was a highly skilled storyteller, who lived in a time when everyone, from priests to groups of devout women, told stories to one another. Julian surmounts different obstacles in her work by making God a storytell...

Wants to find out how plants time their flowering

The onset of flowering is a central event in the life cycle of a plant and ensures reproduction. From an agricultural perspective, it is important that flowering takes place at the right time to optimise harvests. Professor Markus Schmid is leading a...

New book: "Encyclopedia of the Barents Region"

The Encyclopedia of the Barents Region contains comprehensive knowledge about the history, economy, and culture of the Barents Region. The Encyclopedia is an outcome of an international academic project with participants mainly from Norway, Sweden, F...

Highlights at the Umeå University Annual Celebration

This year’s Annual Celebration kicks off on Friday 21 October with lots of exciting events. Listen to Nobel Peace Prize candidate Denis Mukwege on Friday and choose between an interesting Saturday programme of popular science lectures. Festivities co...

Inspiring students on their individual journeys into architecture

“Teaching for me is a joint act, where the student as a person is at the centre. I find it just as important to build students’ self-confidence and identity in the profession as giving them guidance and practical tips on how to advance in their proje...

Millions into studying the use of robotics in geriatric care

Social robots that adapt to older adults’ feelings and actions. This is what fifteen doctoral students from all over the world will focus on in an EU project led by the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University.

TIME mentions Umeå incontinence exercise app

The American newspaper TIME has paid attention to the exercise app Tät® developed at Umeå University and previously written about on The urinary incontinence exercise app is a part of the project eContinence (Tä and has been developed by...

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