Swedish and Chinese researchers show how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction, the most important reaction in hydrogen fuel cel...
Infection with herpes simplex virus increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers at Umeå University claim this in two studies in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
Tobacco taxation and environmental taxes on electricity and gasoline is the most effective way for politicians to get consumers to understand the problems of smoking and pollution. Expenditure on media campaigns from government and industry, and lobb...
Stretch sensors in our muscles participate in reflexes that serve the subconscious control of posture and movement. According to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, these sensors respond weakly to muscle stretch caused by one's volu...
A new government has been formed in Sweden. It is led by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, who studied social work at Umeå University during 1978-1979. Additionally, Umeå University alumnus Ibrahim Baylan has been named the new Minister for Energy. He st...
Solar cells based on semiconducting composite plastics and carbon nanotubes is one of the most promising novel technology for producing inexpensive printed solar cells. Physicists at Umeå University have discovered that one can reduce the number of c...
A new study on the impact of the European Union's Erasmus student exchange programme shows that graduates with international experience fare much better on the job market. They are half as likely to experience long-term unemployment compared with tho...
Umeå University is ranked 24th in the world in the 2014/15 ‘QS Top 50 under 50’ league table. This represents a top ranking among higher education institutions in Sweden and the Nordic countries. The ranking list focuses on the highest performing you...
Environmental archaeologist appointed to the Steering Committee of the Swedish National Data Service (SND)
Philip Buckland, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Archaeology and Deputy Head at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University, has been appointed as a member of the steering committee of the Swedish National Da...
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