When the Swedish business journal Veckans Affärer (Sweden's Business Week) ranked the 101 most powerful women in business in Sweden in 2014, Helena Helmersson came out on top. Helena Helmersson is head of sustainability at H&M and alumna of the Umeå...
Mortality in prostate cancer is lower in areas with frequent use of PSA testing compared with areas with little testing shows a study published online today in Journal of the National Cancer Institute by researchers from Umeå University, Sweden and...
They hitchhike with us under the soles of our shoes and muddy car tires. Harsh and cold climates don´t seem to stop alien plants from establishing themselves in high altitudes, where they now successfully penetrate the alpine vegetation, a study at U...
Are mathematical beauty and mathematical explanation related in any way? This question is posed to philosophers, mathematicians and mathematics educators from across the globe when they meet at Umeå University during 10 to 12 March.
Four subject areas at Umeå University are listed among the top 200 universities in the world according to the newly published QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014. The individual subjects include environmental studies, geography, psychology a...
Peter Byass, Professor of Global Health and Director of the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, is guest blogging about verbal autopsy at BioMed Central, an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 257 peer-reviewed open access journal...
One of the consequences of a warmer climate can be that lowland and southern plants migrate higher up in the mountains. Ecologist Elina Kaarlejärvi shows in her thesis that reindeer, voles and hare can prevent these invasions. The public defense will...
India's ambassador to Sweden, Banashri Bose Harrison, visited Umeå during 13-14 February in accordance with Umeå University holding the Secretariat of the Nordic Centre in India as of 1 January 2014.
IxDA, the global Interaction Design Association, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have announced the winner of this year’s student challenge at Interaction14 in Amsterdam, a yearly conference for interaction designers. Umeå Institute of Desi...
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