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MIT – a place to meet

2017-04-26
On Friday 27 April, the focus environment MIT place opens with a robot competition organised by students in engineering physics. The inauguration programme continues on 2 and 3 May with speeches and inspiring lectures in the MIT Building.

2017 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition opens at Bildmuseet

2017-04-25
This year's exhibition by graduate students from the master's programme at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is entitled Fool's Gold. It opens at Bildmuseet on Saturday 6 May. Welcome to a press preview on Thursday 4 May at 10:00.

Novel method to detect toxic effects of chemicals could reduce need for animal testing

2017-04-24
Traditional toxicological investigations performed on animals (in vivo) are expensive, time-consuming and may cause animal suffering. But research from Umeå University demonstrates that a neuronal cell model, derived from mouse, can be used to evalua...

Design students visualise children’s ideas for a disconnected future

2017-04-20
What kind of communication devices are needed in a world where all electronic communication is out of order? Twelve ten year old children from Hällsbo school, a special school in Umeå, gave students at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, this ...

Global march to celebrate science

2017-04-19
March for Science on 22 April is a global manifestation that took off in the US where researchers wanted to emphasise the importance of science and research-based knowledge in society, as well as counteract fact-resistance. The manifestation has also...

New deputy rector at Umeå School of Education

2017-04-12
Anna Lindqvist, senior lecturer at the Department of Applied Educational Science, becomes new deputy rector at the Umeå School of Education at Umeå University.

New study emphasizes the relative scarcity of lake water

2017-04-12
What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umeå University, and his American collaborators now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 30 per cent lower than previously estimated. Shallo...

Umeå University holds its position in new THE ranking

2017-04-10
Umeå University is ranked #41 in the world among universities established between 1945 and 1966, in what Times Higher Education describes as the Golden Age in global higher education.

Minute of silence for victims of Stockholm attack

2017-04-10
Umeå University invites everyone to partake in a national minute of silence on Monday 10 April at 12:00 to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attack in Stockholm on Friday and show support for their family and friends.

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