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Umeå University in 2015 Shanghai Ranking of top world universities

2015-08-27
Umeå University is ranked #314th in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking. It is a slight decline from last year’s placement of #297. Umeå is 8th among higher education institutions in Sweden.

New semester begins with nearly 23,000 admitted students

2015-08-26
Umeå University is placed third among universities in Sweden for the number of admitted students – 22,600 have accepted their offer to programmes and courses. When the autumn 2015 semester starts on 31 August, more are expected to begin studies in te...

IceLab organizes a creative camp for young scientists

2015-08-26
Now is the time to apply for IceLab Camp. It is a four-day communication and creativity camp for young scientists. It is based on the idea that young researchers during their undergraduate training have practiced answering questions, but that they mu...

Umeå researchers take on “ALS ice bucket challenge” - again!

2015-08-25
On Monday 24 August, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) researchers at Umeå University and the University Hospital of Umeå endured the 2015 “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” by the campus pond to help raise awareness and funds to find treatments and a cure...

Feministiskt Perspektiv: Leading feminist economists critical towards Greek austerity

2015-08-23
Gudrun Schyman, stateswoman and leader of the Feminist Initative party, and Åsa Gunnarsson, professor in tax law at Umeå University writes about the EU's handling of the economic crisis in Greece: "History shows that measures which contain a combinat...

New leadership at Umeå Institute of Design

2015-08-21
Professor of design, Johan Redström, has been appointed the new Rector of Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University. Starting September 1, he will lead the school together with a new rectors group.

International students arrive at Umeå University

2015-08-19
This weekend, hundreds of new students from all around the world will arrive at Umeå University. For most of them, the autumn term begins with an introductory week – Orientation Course – full to the brim with lectures and social activities to help st...

Northern Academic Leaders Meet in Umeå

2015-08-19
This week 31 leading representatives for ten different countries will meet at Umeå University in Sweden. During three days these leaders will discuss how to optimize the conditions for research and education to benefit the northern and Arctic regions...

SVT documentary: All the world in a design school

2015-08-18
"What happens to one of the world's best design schools in industry design when Sweden introduced costly tuition fees for non-European students?" Freelance film producer and director Mattias Löw investigates this dilemma in his documentary film about...

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