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Master of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition at Bildmuseet

2014-04-22
Cultural Capital, this year's Master of Fine Arts graduation exhibition from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, showcases the individual works of 14 new artists as well as collective interventions connected to the public sphere and the city of Umeå as the Eu...

Single motherhood does not make women unhappy

2014-04-22
Raising a child outside of marriage poses many challenges – but does not have a negative impact on women’s happiness, according to new research published in the Journal of Happiness Studies.

EU/EEA application deadline extended to 16 April

2014-04-16
Due to technical problems at Universityadmissions.se, the application deadline for EU/EEA citizens for the autumn 2014 term has been extended to 16 April at midnight (24.00) Central European Time (CET).

Göran Sandberg receives honorary doctorate in the Czech Republic

2014-04-15
Göran Sandberg, professor at Umeå Plant Science Centre and former vice-chancellor of Umeå University, was inaugurated as an honorary doctor at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Pioneering findings on the dual role of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis

2014-04-13
Researchers at Umeå University have found that carbon dioxide, in its ionic form bicarbonate, has a regulating function in the splitting of water in photosynthesis. This means that carbon dioxide has an additional role to being reduced to sugar. The ...

THE: Magnetic north plans to reset the cultural compass

2014-04-11
The British magazine Times Higher Education examined Umeå University's involvement in the European Capital of Culture year and interviewed Britta Lundgren, professor of ethnology and coordinator of the university's activities during 2014: "For 20...

Swedish researchers map the risks of new virus epidemic in Europe

2014-04-07
The risk of dengue fever beginning to spread in Europe is imminent. According to researchers from Umeå University, this is no longer just an issue for the scientific community but also for politicians and policy makers, who need to be prepared and de...

Extinctions reduce speciation

2014-04-04
The same factors that increase the risk of species extinctions also reduce the chance that new species are formed. This is concluded by two biologists at Umeå University. Their findings are published in the April issue of the scientific journal Evolu...

Three proposals for the future Universum on campus

2014-04-03
Three different proposals for a modernized Universum building complex at Campus Umeå have been presented at a seminar arranged by Umeå University and Akademiska Hus. The major investment will now proceed by gathering valuable feedback from students, ...

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