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Lina Trulsson awarded with the 2015 Michael Treschow scholarship

Lina Trulsson, MFA in Advanced Product Design student at Umeå Institute of Design, has been awarded the 2015 Michael Treschow scholarship worth SEK 100,000 for the boldness, new thinking and enthusiasm that signifies her work.

Ultrasound examinations can identify patients at risk of stroke

Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could benefit from surgery. Since surgical treatment to prev...

Pre-travel advice does not reduce the risk of falling ill while travelling

Travelling abroad involves risk of illnesses and carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, especially among students. Illnesses such as travellers’ diarrhoea and respiratory tract infections are most common. Even if travellers follow the travel medi...

Computers can perceive image curves like artists

Imagine computers being able to understand paintings or paint abstract images much like humans. Bo Li demonstrates a breakthrough concept in the field of computer vision using curves and lines to represent image shapes and furthermore to recognise ob...

New Master’s in peace and conflict studies at Umeå University

Umeå University continues to strengthen its profile in security research, crisis readiness and peacebuilding. Since May 2015, Umeå University has a professor of peace and conflict studies and from autumn 2016, a Master’s programme in the subject will...

Police presence around campus

The sight of police officers on and around campus is not due to any particular threat, but is part of the police’s increased presence in public places in the community, which includes Umeå University. This is according to a statement by police spokes...

NLAFET – a high-profile computing research project funded with nearly €4 million

Umeå University together with three international partners have been funded with nearly 4 million euros (3,907,375) for a front-line research project focusing on novel methods and software for the future supercomputer systems. The project named NLAFE...

Faculty of Social Sciences holds Anniversary Symposium

The Faculty of Social Sciences celebrates Umeå University’s 50th anniversary with an Anniversary Symposium on 24 November in Aula Nordica on the theme of “Making Social Science Matter". The event is open to the public.

Ultrasound can measure effects of atherosclerosis drugs

Newly introduced advanced ultrasound technology can be used to carefully study carotid arteries, the main blood vessels that supply the brain, and measure the effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs. A dissertation at Umeå University shows that ultraso...

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