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New semester begins with nearly 23,000 admitted students

2015-08-26
Umeå University is placed third among universities in Sweden for the number of admitted students – 22,600 have accepted their offer to programmes and courses. When the autumn 2015 semester starts on 31 August, more are expected to begin studies in te...

New leadership at Umeå Institute of Design

2015-08-21
Professor of design, Johan Redström, has been appointed the new Rector of Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University. Starting September 1, he will lead the school together with a new rectors group.

Significant breath from streams and rivers

2015-08-13
Running streams are key sources of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, but why is it so? An international team of researchers, led by Umeå University, publishes the answer in the prestigious journal Nature Geoscience.

Umeå University’s Medals of Honour 2015

2015-08-11
On 4 June, the University Board decided on honouring Bengt Palmgren, professor emeritus and Bernt Eric Uhlin, professor, with the Umeå University Medal of Honour. The medal is awarded to individuals for their outstanding contributions to the universi...

Air pollution increases risk of dementia

2015-08-05
Individuals who live in areas with increased levels of air pollution run an increased risk of developing dementia than people living in areas with cleaner air. This according to a study led by Bertil Forsberg, Professor at the Department of Public He...

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