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Welcome to Arts Campus Research Days, 1-2 December

A collaboration between Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå School of Architecture, Humlab X and Bildmuseet.

Isolation of important centres in the brain results in age-related memory deficits

Poor memory among the elderly can be explained by regions in the hippocampus complex, an important part of the brain, becoming more co-active during rest, thereby interacting less efficiently with other parts of the brain when we try to memorize information. These are the findings of a study publish...

Graphene produces more efficient transport of a semiconducting polymer film

The new wonder material graphene has fantastic properties, for example flexibility, transparency and high charge carrier mobility. A study by an international team led by David Barbero, assistant professor and group leader at Umeå University, shows that semiconducting polymers placed on a layer of g...

Progress and Hygiene

Magnus Wallin, guest teacher at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University, is participating in the exhibition Progress and Hygiene at Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland.

Kirunatopia – Art on Landscapes and Resources in Northern Sweden and Lusatia

Florian Zeyfang, Professor, Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University, will participate in an exhibition at the Kunsthaus Dresden in Germany.

Breakthrough Researcher from Umeå University on BBC World News

A week ago, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Professor at Umeå University and Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, was honored with a very prestigious award in life sciences: The Breakthrough Prize. This weekend BBC World News will broadcast the award ceremony.

Professor at Umeå University appointed Honorary Consul

Peter Sköld, Professor of History and Director of the Arctic Centre at Umeå University (Arcum), has by the Latvian Foreign Ministry been appointed to be the first Latvian honorary consul in Västerbotten.

CFP: Challenge the Past/ Diversify the Future

March 19-21, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden. A Critical Approach to Visual and Multi-Sensory Representations for History and Culture. Deadline: November 30.

Positive relationships strengthen nurses’ performance in low-income countries

When health workers develop positive, collaborative relationships with managers and local community leaders in rural Guatemala, their capacity to help vulnerable populations is increased, according to a dissertation from Umeå University.

Emmanuelle Charpentier honored with Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Umeå Univesity, is one of the awardees of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences 2015. The award recognizes "excellence in research aimed at finding cures for intractable diseases and extending human life".

Erla Hulda Halldórsdóttir – exploring early 19th century letter writing

Erla Hulda Halldórsdóttir is a researcher at the Institute of History, University of Iceland. She is also a guest researcher at the Department of Language Studies for eight weeks, and will among other lead a seminar about her research on literacy, mainly the skill of writing.

Umeå researcher in international collaboration on higher education internationalisation and mobility

Nafsika Alexiadou, Professor at the Department of Applied Educational Science, is part of an international team awarded a prestigious research grant from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE).

Deutsche Welle: Emmanuelle Charpentier – the star microbiologist

Emmanuelle Charpentier works on innovative strategies for fighting infections. She is group leader at MIMS and guest professor at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, Umeå University – and also a Humboldt professor at Hannover Medical School and at Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschw...

The Huffington Post: Biggest Ever Dataset on Causes of Death in Africa and Asia

A landmark dataset on causes of death in Africa and Asia has been published by the INDEPTH Network. Over 110,000 deaths have been tracked and followed up in 22 population surveillance sites. Peter Byass, professor of global health at Umeå University, is one of the researchers involved in the study.

Europe’s leading plant scientists call for urgent action to defend research

More than twenty of Europe's most prominent plant scientists today signed a joint letter warning that Europe may lose its research lead unless plant science is adequately funded, GM (genetically modified) plant varieties that have been found safe are allowed and field trials are protected from vanda...

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