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Apocalyptic framing enable a discussion of Global Climate Change

2014-12-17
Man made emissions of climate threatening greenhouse gases are changing our living conditions around the globe. Martin Hultman, Technology and Environmental Historian, Umeå University and Jonas Anshelm researcher at the Department of Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, are the author...

Beyond the Classroom

2014-12-16
Anna Larsson, Associate Professor of the History of Science and Ideas and Björn Norlin, researcher in History, both at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umea University are editors of a new book: "Beyond the Classroom: Studies on Pupils and Informal Schooling Process...

New position with focus on Database Systems

2014-12-16
Umeå University is investing in research and expertise in the area of database systems as part of the establishment of an infrastructure for federated research databases, meeting in particular the privacy and security needs for sensitive data.

Piotr Matyba appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow

2014-12-12
Physicist Piotr Matyba, Umeå University, is appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow by the Kempe Foundations. The appointment entails SEK 3 million for his research and a personal award of SEK 50,000. Furthermore he will have the internationally renowned researcher Gunnar Öquist as his mentor.

The Danish Research Foundation honours Gunnar Öquist

2014-12-12
Gunnar Öquist, Professor Emeritus in Plant Physiology at Umeå University, was honoured by the Danish National Research Foundation with the Royal Order of the Danneborg.

Major Viking Hall Identified in Sweden

2014-12-11
A Viking feasting hall measuring almost 50 metres in length has been identified near Vadstena in Sweden. Archaeologists from Stockholm University and Umeå University used ground-penetrating radar, a non-invasive geophysical method, to locate and map the house foundation. The study was published in t...

New issue of Education Inquiry (Vol 5, No 4, 2014)

2014-12-11
The fourth issue of Education Inquiry in 2014 is 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 ...

Welcome to Arts Campus Research Days, 1-2 December

2014-11-28
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

2014-11-25
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

2014-11-25
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

2014-11-24
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

2014-11-21
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

2014-11-21
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

2014-11-14
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

2014-11-14
March 19-21, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden. A Critical Approach to Visual and Multi-Sensory Representations for History and Culture. Deadline: November 30.

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