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2017 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition opens at Bildmuseet

2017-04-25
This year's exhibition by graduate students from the master's programme at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts is entitled Fool's Gold. It opens at Bildmuseet on Saturday 6 May. Welcome to a press preview on Thursday 4 May at 10:00.

Novel method to detect toxic effects of chemicals could reduce need for animal testing

2017-04-24
Traditional toxicological investigations performed on animals (in vivo) are expensive, time-consuming and may cause animal suffering. But research from Umeå University demonstrates that a neuronal cell model, derived from mouse, can be used to evalua...

Design students visualise children’s ideas for a disconnected future

2017-04-20
What kind of communication devices are needed in a world where all electronic communication is out of order? Twelve ten year old children from Hällsbo school, a special school in Umeå, gave students at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, this ...

New study emphasizes the relative scarcity of lake water

2017-04-12
What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umeå University, and his American collaborators now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 30 per cent lower than previously estimated. Shallo...

Chris Heister new chairperson of the University Board

2017-04-07
The Swedish Government has appointed Chris Heister, county governor of Stockholm County, as new chairperson of the Umeå University Board. She will take her post on 1 May.

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