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Arctic worming?

2018-02-16
In North America, the spread of European earthworms is a known environmental issue as it has turned out that some of these species are capable of altering entire forest ecosystems. In Sweden, we have so far had a positive approach to earthworms and n...

Increases the knowledge of pollutants from small sewage treatment plants

2018-02-12
Kristin Blum's dissertation improves the state of knowledge about how organic pollutants can be separated in small sewage treatment plants, if the organic pollutants lead to environmental impact and how existing small sewage treatment plants can be e...

American students experience student life in Umeå for 72 hours

2018-02-09
On 13–15 February, two students from USA will visit Umeå University to experience student life for 72 hours. They will share their observations through their home university’s social media channels.

Warmer climate can give Europe dengue fever

2018-01-30
Large parts of Europe can suffer from the dreaded dengue fever unless climate change is attenuated. This is what Jing Helmersson shows in a new dissertation at Umeå University. It is the mosquito that can transmit the disease that needs some temperat...

Large grant to Umeå Institute of Design for research on how we are affected by our digital things

2018-01-29
Since we can’t exactly ‘look under the hood’ anymore on all the digital things we use in everyday life, how do we know what these things are actually doing? And why do they seem to know so much about us anyway? A recent Wallenberg Foundation grant of...

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