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Prominent chemist becomes Wallenberg Academy Fellow at Umeå University

Prominent chemist becomes Wallenberg Academy Fellow at Umeå University

Fellowship Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation continues its investment in young researchers. One of this year’s chosen professionals is Yaowen Wu, chemist at Max Planck Institute in Dortmund, Germany. He studies how cells recycle material, keeps clean and well-ordered – processes that, when they do not work can be linked to cancer, neurodegeneration and infectious disease. As a Wallenberg Academy Fellow, he will be active at Umeå University.

Bioorganic chemist Erik Chorell appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow

Bioorganic chemist Erik Chorell appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow

Praised researcher Chemist Erik Chorell at Umeå University has been appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow by the Kempe Foundations. The award comes with a SEK 3 million research grant and a personal award of SEK 50,000. The internationally renowned researcher Gunnar Öquist, professor emeritus, will also become his mentor.

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Nobel lecture 8 December

Edvard Moser

Picture of Edvard Moser.Nobel Laureate Edvard Moser holds the lecture "Grid cells and the brain's map of space" at Umeå University:

Thursday 8 December at 13:00–14:00
Aula Nordica

The lecture is open to members of staff, students and other interested listeners. The lecture is given in English. Free entrance. Please note! Show up on time to ensure a place as seats are limited.

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Umeå Institute of Design ranked #1

Both the prestigious Red Dot and iF rank Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University as the best design school in Europe and the world.

UID is the only design school to have placed itself in the top ten of both rankings.

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Rankings and reputation

2016 International Master's Reception

Highlights from the 2016 Welcome Reception for International Master’s Students held on the 5th of October.

International master's programmesScholarship opportunities