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Education’s new challenges

2014-07-14
Digitalisation and the tough competition for students and researchers is creating a new playing field for universities. In order to tackle the challenges there is now a need for environments that stimulate creativity — and Umeå University is at the forefront.

Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis

2014-07-10
Researchers from Umeå University have explored two different ways that allow unprecedented experimental insights into the reaction sequence leading to the formation of oxygen molecules in photosynthesis. The two studies have been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Interlayer distance in graphite oxide gradually changes when water is added

2014-06-27
Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century. They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distance between graphite oxide layers gradually increases when water molecules are added. That is because ...

Ellinor Ädelroth: With the right to make a difference

2014-06-26
War, poverty and natural disasters. The major global challenges require human input. Meet Ellinor Ädelroth, professor emertia, who have gone out into the world and made a difference – and who has been based at Umeå University.

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

2014-06-24
Emmanuelle Charpentier, group leader at MIMS and guest professor at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, Umeå University, is one of the awardees of the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research 2014. The award is presented by the biotechnology and healthcare company Johnson & Johnson and is endo...

Fernström Prize for public health research in low- and middle-income countries

2014-06-18
Nawi Ng wins the 2014 award of shipowner Erik K. Fernström’s prize, dedicated to "younger and particularly promising scientists".

Low cortisol levels may increase risk of depression in bipolar disorder

2014-06-17
Depression is almost twice as common, and poor quality of life almost five times as common, in people with bipolar disorder who have elevated or low levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood. Researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, report this in a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

Detailed assessment of heart failure identifies patients needing pacemaker treatment (CRT)

2014-06-09
By measuring how synchronised the heart chambers work together, it is possible to identify which patients with heart failure who benefit from pacemaker therapy, and which ones who do not. This is presented in a thesis to be defended by Gani Bajraktari on 10 June at Umeå University.

New issue of Education Inquiry (Vol 5, No 2, 2014)

2014-06-03
The second issue of Education Inquiry in 2014 of available to read and download. It is an international on-line, peer-reviewed journal with free access in the field of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education. It publishes original empirical and theoretical studies from a wide variety of academic ...

Bring your body into action in tomorrow's digital world

2014-06-03
Computers restricts the possibilities to use the physical abilities of our human bodies and this is a fundamental problem for our health. Farid Abedan Kondori has studied how to use media technology to bring motion back to our bodies. The techniques he has developed might be key points to enable nex...

Increasing Legal Certainty Through Cross-National Validity Within Global Software Market

2014-06-02
The Internet has revolutionized the software industry. A single software market is emerging, independent of national borders, where products and services are digitally distributed. But the legal framework for software transfers is not geographically independent; relevant underlying law varies substa...

Noble visit by Chemistry Laureate

2014-06-02
Professor Michael Levitt, one of the 2013 three Nobel laureates in Chemistry, is visiting Umeå University on Thursday June 5 to lecture on his discoveries . “I want to visit the north of Sweden for its friendly people, abundant summer light and I hope for good weather for an afternoon of kayaking,”...

Right is Wrong / Four Decades of Chinese Art from the M+ Sigg Collection

2014-05-26
Welcome to a press preview Thursday 5 June at 10:00. The curators Pi Li, Sigg Senior Curator M+; Lars Nittve, Director M+; Katarina Pierre, Director Bildmuseet; and the artist Hu Xiaoyuan will participate.

Sliperiet takes shape

2014-05-25
In the centre of Umeå Arts Campus, during the month of April, a new enterprise has opened its doors. Sliperiet is a melting pot of research, development and innovation across various different disciplines and spheres of interest.

Umeå school pupils in “treasure hunt” using Google Glass

2014-05-23
On the 27th of May, 13-year-old Elvira Paulsson and 15-year old Axel Lindwall will be testing Google Glass as part of the research project #tagga2014. The two Umeå students will be trying to solve challenges that at some locations along the Umeå City Hall esplanade. They are likely among the first s...

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