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Here you can find the most recent news and press releases from Umeå University, events, dissertation defences, open lectures, conferences and other current information, all available in English.

Recent Headlines

New toxin in Cholera bacteria discovered

2018-07-02
The structure and function of a previously unknown toxin in the cholera bacteria Vibrio cholera has been discovered by scientists at Umeå University, Sweden.

Umevatoriet and Sliperiet gets new, joint director

2018-07-02
Madelen Bodin, senior lecturer and deputy head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education, becomes the new director of the new Science Centre at Umeå University when Umevatoriet and Sliperiet join forces. The new centre will for instance ...

Expert in chemistry education becomes honorary doctor

2018-06-19
Ilka Parchmann, Professor and Vice President at Kiel University, has been appointed the 2018 honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå University in Sweden.

Restoration project nominated for EU prize

2018-06-11
The restoration project ”Vindel River LIFE”, coordinated by Umeå University, is one of totally 28 EU LIFE-funded projects that has been nominated for the EU-prize ”The Life Award – Best of the Best Nature Projects”. ”It is a great honour for us to ...

'Golden Age' ranking keeps Umeå in top 50

2018-06-08
Umeå University is ranked #46 in the world among universities established between 1945 and 1967, in what Times Higher Education describes as the "Golden Age in global higher education."

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Think – an inquisitive magazine

Omslagsbild Tänk 2018

Think 1 2018 focuses on democracy.

In this issue of Think, we have gathered a number of Umeå researchers who give their view on what democracy involves, what’s important for upholding democracy, and what the threats to democracy are.

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