When the Swedish business journal Veckans Affärer (Sweden's Business Week) ranked the 101 most powerful women in business in Sweden in 2014, Helena Helmersson came out on top. Helena Helmersson is head of sustainability at H&M and alumna of the Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE).
Mortality in prostate cancer is lower in areas with frequent use of PSA testing compared with areas with little testing shows a study published online today in Journal of the National Cancer Institute by researchers from Umeå University, Sweden and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York,...
They hitchhike with us under the soles of our shoes and muddy car tires. Harsh and cold climates don´t seem to stop alien plants from establishing themselves in high altitudes, where they now successfully penetrate the alpine vegetation, a study at Umeå University and University of Antwerp shows.
Are mathematical beauty and mathematical explanation related in any way? This question is posed to philosophers, mathematicians and mathematics educators from across the globe when they meet at Umeå University during 10 to 12 March.
Four subject areas at Umeå University are listed among the top 200 universities in the world according to the newly published QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014. The individual subjects include environmental studies, geography, psychology and sociology.
Peter Byass, Professor of Global Health and Director of the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, is guest blogging about verbal autopsy at BioMed Central, an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 257 peer-reviewed open access journals.
One of the consequences of a warmer climate can be that lowland and southern plants migrate higher up in the mountains. Ecologist Elina Kaarlejärvi shows in her thesis that reindeer, voles and hare can prevent these invasions. The public defense will take place at Umeå University, 21st of February.
India's ambassador to Sweden, Banashri Bose Harrison, visited Umeå during 13-14 February in accordance with Umeå University holding the Secretariat of the Nordic Centre in India as of 1 January 2014.
IxDA, the global Interaction Design Association, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have announced the winner of this year’s student challenge at Interaction14 in Amsterdam, a yearly conference for interaction designers. Umeå Institute of Design’s interaction student Kevin Gaunt from Switzerl...
Philipp A. Kozin shows in his thesis that surface irregularities have a great impact on adsorption reactions at the surfaces of iron-based minerals. This knowledge can improve our ability to design these mineral particles for human needs. Philipp A. Kozin defends his results at Umeå University on Fe...
Ongoing global climate changes are likely to increase the problems of malaria in highland areas of Africa, Asia and South America. However, it is not clear that the total spread will lead to more people being affected. This according to a study from Umeå University that was published in the PNAS jou...
The opening weekend of the 2014 European Capital of Culture year, during 31 January and 2 February, offered tremendous delight. Umeå University welcomed over 160 guests on Saturday at Umeå Arts Campus. Among the guests were Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.
Thomas Nygren, researcher in History and Education at HUMlab, has been granted a scholarship from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. This gives him the opportunity to spend a two-year post-doctoral period at Stanford University, United States.
Umeå University advanced seven places globally – from 34 to 27 – in this year’s 'Top 50 under 50' league table produced by QS University Rankings. The list focuses on young and dynamic universities established within the last 50 years.
"Burning Snow," the inauguration ceremony launching Umeå's Capital of Culture year, will bring together Sami culture, luminous helicopters and hundreds of dancers. The ceremony will take place on and around the Ume River, and it can even be viewed live online.