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Apocalyptic framing enable a discussion of Global Climate Change

2014-12-17
Man made emissions of climate threatening greenhouse gases are changing our living conditions around the globe. Martin Hultman, Technology and Environmental Historian, Umeå University and Jonas Anshelm researcher at the Department of Technology and S...

Beyond the Classroom

2014-12-16
Anna Larsson, Associate Professor of the History of Science and Ideas and Björn Norlin, researcher in History, both at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umea University are editors of a new book: "Beyond the Classroom...

New position with focus on Database Systems

2014-12-16
Umeå University is investing in research and expertise in the area of database systems as part of the establishment of an infrastructure for federated research databases, meeting in particular the privacy and security needs for sensitive data.

Piotr Matyba appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow

2014-12-12
Physicist Piotr Matyba, Umeå University, is appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow by the Kempe Foundations. The appointment entails SEK 3 million for his research and a personal award of SEK 50,000. Furthermore he will have the internationally renowned rese...

The Danish Research Foundation honours Gunnar Öquist

2014-12-12
Gunnar Öquist, Professor Emeritus in Plant Physiology at Umeå University, was honoured by the Danish National Research Foundation with the Royal Order of the Danneborg.

Major Viking Hall Identified in Sweden

2014-12-11
A Viking feasting hall measuring almost 50 metres in length has been identified near Vadstena in Sweden. Archaeologists from Stockholm University and Umeå University used ground-penetrating radar, a non-invasive geophysical method, to locate and map ...

New issue of Education Inquiry (Vol 5, No 4, 2014)

2014-12-11
The fourth issue of Education Inquiry in 2014 is available to read and download. It is an international on-line, peer-reviewed journal with free access in the field of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education. It publishes original empirical and th...

Welcome to Arts Campus Research Days, 1-2 December

2014-11-28
A collaboration between Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå School of Architecture, Humlab X and Bildmuseet.

Isolation of important centres in the brain results in age-related memory deficits

2014-11-25
Poor memory among the elderly can be explained by regions in the hippocampus complex, an important part of the brain, becoming more co-active during rest, thereby interacting less efficiently with other parts of the brain when we try to memorize info...

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