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Expert in chemistry education becomes honorary doctor

2018-06-19
Ilka Parchmann, Professor and Vice President at Kiel University, has been appointed the 2018 honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå University in Sweden.

Restoration project nominated for EU prize

2018-06-11
The restoration project ”Vindel River LIFE”, coordinated by Umeå University, is one of totally 28 EU LIFE-funded projects that has been nominated for the EU-prize ”The Life Award – Best of the Best Nature Projects”. ”It is a great honour for us to have been placed among the best projects in Europe...

'Golden Age' ranking keeps Umeå in top 50

2018-06-08
Umeå University is ranked #46 in the world among universities established between 1945 and 1967, in what Times Higher Education describes as the "Golden Age in global higher education."

Record number of students at Graduation Ceremony

2018-06-01
On Tuesday 29 May, graduating students of International Master’s Programmes were honoured at the Graduation Ceremony. The event was organised for the fourth consecutive year, and this year, a record number – over 150 students – participated.

Eco-Visionaries exhibition opens at Bildmuseet

2018-05-31
Summer exhibition opening at Bildmuseet on Friday 15 June! Two new exhibitions are to be inaugurated, one of them Eco-Visionaries, presenting works by international artists proposing more sustainable attitudes towards the place of human beings on this earth.

Photography by Jochen Lempert at Bildmuseet this summer

2018-05-31
Summer exhibition opening at Bildmuseet on Friday 15 June! Two exhibitions are to be inaugurated, one of them Jochen Lemperts solo exhibition Sudden Spring – the artists first exhibition in the Nordic region. Using an analogue 35-mm camera, Lempert records animals and nature, and he also finds his m...

Spaceships and Recycling Tips at UID18 – Umeå Institute of Design’s Degree Exhibition

2018-05-24
Imagine a future where food waste has become a key source of energy instead of adding to our carbon footprint. What if billions of expectant mothers in developing countries could get access to safe surgery during childbirth? Could it be that we already know what space tourism will look like in 2040?...

Genes of different importance for brain cancer

2018-05-24
Two genes play important roles for the formation of malignant cancer in the brain. One gene prevents the formation of the tumour, while another gene promotes the tumour. This is shown in a new dissertation at Umeå University, Sweden.

Snorers suffer from nerve and muscle damage in the palate

2018-05-14
People who snore may have extensive tissue damage in the nerves and muscles of the soft palate. This can in turn create problems with swallowing and contribute to development of sleep apnea. Treatment strategies aimed at early intervention to stop snoring might have beneficial effects in healing or ...

All-round improved work environment at the University

2018-05-03
The University's work environment is moving in the right direction in almost every area. This is evident in the summary results from this year's employment satisfaction survey.

TEDxUmeå – 8 May – at Norrlandsoperan and live

2018-05-03
On Tuesday May 8, TEDxUmeå will be held for the fifth consecutive year. The list of speakers includes two researchers from Umeå University: Abrak Saati at the Department of Political Science, and Malcolm Fairbrother at the Department of Sociology. TEDx is a platform for knowledge exchange, reflectio...

Focus on those closest affected

2018-04-30
Due to the recent murder suspected by the police to have taken place in a student room in Ålidhem, Umeå University has taken a number of measures. During the initial stages, focus has been directed towards the most closely affected students that reside at the address. At the present time, further e...

Jörg Richter and Carina Bergfeldt new honorary doctors in Umeå

2018-04-26
Jörg Richter, professor in psychology, and the journalist Carina Bergfeldt, have been appointed 2018 honorary doctors with the Faculty of Social Sciences at Umeå University.

WHO Director-General named Honorary Doctor in Umeå

2018-04-25
Two African scientists become new honorary doctors at the Faculty of Medicine at Umeå University, Sweden. They are Julia Goedecke at the University of Cape Town and the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Hosting ‘the Nordic universities role in the new Arctic’ seminar

2018-04-23
On 25–26 April, the university is hosting a Nordic council meeting and a seminar on the theme The Nordic Universities role in the new Arctic. The invited participants are from universities in the Nordic centre's five member countries: Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark.

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