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Wants to find out how plants time their flowering

The onset of flowering is a central event in the life cycle of a plant and ensures reproduction. From an agricultural perspective, it is important that flowering takes place at the right time to optimise harvests. Professor Markus Schmid is leading a...

New book: "Encyclopedia of the Barents Region"

The Encyclopedia of the Barents Region contains comprehensive knowledge about the history, economy, and culture of the Barents Region. The Encyclopedia is an outcome of an international academic project with participants mainly from Norway, Sweden, F...

Highlights at the Umeå University Annual Celebration

This year’s Annual Celebration kicks off on Friday 21 October with lots of exciting events. Listen to Nobel Peace Prize candidate Denis Mukwege on Friday and choose between an interesting Saturday programme of popular science lectures. Festivities co...

Inspiring students on their individual journeys into architecture

“Teaching for me is a joint act, where the student as a person is at the centre. I find it just as important to build students’ self-confidence and identity in the profession as giving them guidance and practical tips on how to advance in their proje...

Millions into studying the use of robotics in geriatric care

Social robots that adapt to older adults’ feelings and actions. This is what fifteen doctoral students from all over the world will focus on in an EU project led by the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University.

TIME mentions Umeå incontinence exercise app

The American newspaper TIME has paid attention to the exercise app Tät® developed at Umeå University and previously written about on The urinary incontinence exercise app is a part of the project eContinence (Tä and has been developed by...

Cycle superhighway on campus soon reality

Every day, about 5,000 cyclists move on and through Campus Umeå. Making it safer and easier for bike traffic is an important part of the campus development plan established by the University Board last year. SEK 3 million is now being put into a so-c...

Static electricity can control nanoballoon

Molecular sized machines could in the future be used to control important mechanisms in the body. In a recent study, researchers at University of California, Berkeley and Umeå University show how a nanoballoon comprising a single carbon molecule ten ...

International Days with a Global Village aims to promote studies abroad

During 12–13 October, two theme days will be arranged with a focus on exchange studies for students at Umeå University. In addition to information sessions and a fair, International Days includes a Global Village with food, dance, music and films fro...

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