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You and I can help climate researchers in Abisko

2017-04-27
A new citizen science project in Abisko aims to teach the public how we do climate change science while collecting valuable data. CIRC researcher Keith Larson will receive nearly SEK 500,000 for an outreach project centred on the establishment of a r...

Former Umeå professor becomes Director-General of UKÄ

2017-04-27
Professor and former rector of Umeå School of Business and Economics in Umeå, Anders Söderholm, has been appointed Director-General of the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ).

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...

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