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PNU student named winner in Korea scholarship competition

Seoljong Kim from Pusan National University (PNU) has won a full-tuition waiver to study the two-year master's programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology at Umeå University, as part of the Korea Talent Race 2014 competition.

Umeå University ranked among world’s best young universities

Umeå University has been ranked #51 by the Times Higher Education 2015 ranking of the top 100 universities under 50 years old. The table highlights young institutions “that have shown they can match the ancient global elite.”

Umeå Academy of Fine Arts' Graduation Exhibition

On Saturday 16 May at 14:00 this years exhibition by the graduate students from the masters programme at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts will open at Bildmuseet. Welcome to a press preview on Wednesday 13 May at 10:00.

Addis Standard: Health program improves pregnancy and delivery care in Ethiopia

The established and comprehensive health program called Health Extension Program, HEP, aims to improve the access to health care for women and children in Ethiopia. According to Tesfay Gebrehiwot, Umeå University, Sweden, some of the results of the program are clearly improved coordination of prenat...

Umeå University rises in international subjects ranking

More subjects than last year are top-ranked at Umeå University when QS World University Rankings lists the world’s best universities by subject 2015. Six of Umeå University’s subjects made it to the list.

A minute’s silence for student victims in Kenya

Umeå University supports the European University Association initiative to observe a minute’s silence on Monday 27 April at 12:00 in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attack at Garissa University College in Kenya at the beginning of April. 147 people were killed and 79 were wounded in the ...

Health programme improves pregnancy and delivery care in Ethiopia

The established and comprehensive health programme Health Extension Programme, HEP, aims to improve the access to health care for women and children in Ethiopia. According to Tesfay Gebrehiwot, some of the results of the programme are clearly improved coordination of prenatal care, delivery care and...

Whole Earth? – Future of the Arctic

At the third seminar linked to climate change and global health as part of the Whole Earth? project, the Association of International Affairs at Umeå University invites the public to lectures and discussions under the theme “Future of the Arctic." Monday 27 April at 15:00–17:00 in Lecture Hall G (...

34 Brazilian students to Umeå University in 2015/16

During the 2015-2016 academic year, 34 students from Brazil will be attending Umeå University as part of the Science without Borders programme (Ciência sem Fronteiras). The number of students who have chosen Umeå University has increased significantly compared to previous years. Umeå University is n...

Top speakers to TEDx Umeå on 23 April

Next week TEDxUmeå is organised at Sliperiet, Umeå Arts Campus. Talks will be given by Rochelle King from Spotify and Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen from Tesla Motors, as well as by several researchers and teachers from Umeå University. The event will be broadcast live at three locations on Campus Umeå.

Umeå University 2015/16 scholarship recipients announced

A total of 42 new international master's progamme candidates have been offered full scholarships for the 2015/16 academic year from the Swedish Council of Higher Education (UHR), Erling-Persson Scholarship Fund, Balticgruppen's Donation Trust Fund and the Swedish Institute.

Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor at Umeå University, has been selected by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in the world list for 2015.

Major grant to establish new molecular medicine centre at Umeå University

Wallenberg Centre of Molecular Medicine at Umeå University – a new research centre at Umeå University – is part of a national plan on how Sweden will regain its world-leading position in medical research. Behind the centre stands Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in cooperation with Umeå Universi...

Strokes can double the likelihood of attempted suicide

Stroke patients can be up to twice as likely to commit suicide compared with the rest of the population, and the risk of attempted suicide is highest within the first two years after a stroke. These are the findings of a study from Umeå University published in the journal Neurology.

Umeå University first in Sweden for international student satisfaction

Umeå University placed first in Sweden and fourth in Europe for international student satisfaction according to the latest International Student Barometer (ISB) survey. The questionnaire was responded by international students from 209 universities in the world during the autumn of 2014.

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