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Expert in chemistry education becomes honorary doctor

2018-06-19
Ilka Parchmann, Professor and Vice President at Kiel University, has been appointed the 2018 honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå University in Sweden.

Restoration project nominated for EU prize

2018-06-11
The restoration project ”Vindel River LIFE”, coordinated by Umeå University, is one of totally 28 EU LIFE-funded projects that has been nominated for the EU-prize ”The Life Award – Best of the Best Nature Projects”. ”It is a great honour for us to ...

'Golden Age' ranking keeps Umeå in top 50

2018-06-08
Umeå University is ranked #46 in the world among universities established between 1945 and 1967, in what Times Higher Education describes as the "Golden Age in global higher education."

Record number of students at Graduation Ceremony

2018-06-01
On Tuesday 29 May, graduating students of International Master’s Programmes were honoured at the Graduation Ceremony. The event was organised for the fourth consecutive year, and this year, a record number – over 150 students – participated.

Eco-Visionaries exhibition opens at Bildmuseet

2018-05-31
Summer exhibition opening at Bildmuseet on Friday 15 June! Two new exhibitions are to be inaugurated, one of them Eco-Visionaries, presenting works by international artists proposing more sustainable attitudes towards the place of human beings on thi...

Photography by Jochen Lempert at Bildmuseet this summer

2018-05-31
Summer exhibition opening at Bildmuseet on Friday 15 June! Two exhibitions are to be inaugurated, one of them Jochen Lemperts solo exhibition Sudden Spring – the artists first exhibition in the Nordic region. Using an analogue 35-mm camera, Lempert r...

Spaceships and Recycling Tips at UID18 – Umeå Institute of Design’s Degree Exhibition

2018-05-24
Imagine a future where food waste has become a key source of energy instead of adding to our carbon footprint. What if billions of expectant mothers in developing countries could get access to safe surgery during childbirth? Could it be that we alrea...

Genes of different importance for brain cancer

2018-05-24
Two genes play important roles for the formation of malignant cancer in the brain. One gene prevents the formation of the tumour, while another gene promotes the tumour. This is shown in a new dissertation at Umeå University, Sweden.

Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate

2018-05-14
People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop sn...

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