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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.

The Umeå Academy of Fine Arts’ master's exhibition opens at Bildmuseet

2018-04-23
On Friday 4 May, Bildmuseet opens the annual graduate exhibition by master’s students at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. C.R.E.A.M. is the culmination of five years of study in Fine Arts.

EU grants awarded to three Umeå researchers

2018-04-19
Three researchers at Umeå University have been awarded EU fellowships and grants for research projects in cryo-electron microscopy, energy storage and European popular culture.

Research on sex in malaria parasites granted prestigious EU grant

2018-04-16
ERC Advanced Grants – the European Union’s most prestigious research funding programme – is granting Professor Oliver Billker EUR 2.5 million for a period of five years for research on the sexual biology of malaria parasites. Molecular biologist Oliver Billker is a new top recruit to Umeå University...

Industrial Doctoral School: useful and collaborative

2018-04-12
The successful Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation at Umeå University is now kicking off twelve new doctoral projects with ten new industrial partners. Co-funded doctoral education is a win-win situation providing companies and doctoral students with valuable experience.

The living situation for young refugees – Democracy and Architecture at Umeå School of Architecture

2018-04-11
The living situation for young refugees was discussed at Umeå School of Architecture when a seminar with the theme Democracy and Architecture was organized with the organization Arezo on March 28. The initiative came from the bachelor project of architect student Gabriella Magnusson and the seminar ...

Nutrient limitation constrains arctic stream responses to climate warming

2018-04-05
Many current climate studies focus solely on increases in temperature, and in doing so, the ecosystem effects caused by climate change may be misinterpreted. In a new study, Umeå researchers are emphasising that shortage of nitrogen can limit how arctic streams respond to global warming. The results...

Epic film work by John Akomfrah opens at Bildmuseet

2018-03-31
Bildmuseet presents a new work by British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah, his most ambitious project to date. Purple is an immersive six-channel video installation addressing man's relationship to nature and to the planet. The exhibition opens April 13 at 19:00 in the presence of the artist.

Swedish Minister Damberg visits Umeå Institute of Design

2018-03-28
On 28 March, Mikael Damberg, the Swedish government minister for enterprise and innovation, paid a visit to the Umeå Institute of Design. The minister and his entourage were given a tour of the school, led by rector Johan Redström. The visit focused on meeting students in their working environment, ...

More teachers with pedagogical qualification

2018-03-28
Last week, 14 teachers were appointed qualified teachers and four were appointed excellent teachers in the Umeå University pedagogical qualification model. With this latest addition, the number of qualified and merited teachers has now reached 139, which places Umeå University second in Sweden.

Nathaniel Street receives the pedagogical prize for young teachers 2018

2018-03-26
The plant geneticist and lecturer at the Department of Plant Physiology, Nathaniel Street, is awarded the pedagogical prize from the Faculty of Science and Technology. The prize jury motivated its decision due to his outstanding ambition, good organization and strong interest in developing new ways ...

Indian rural women late in seeking breast cancer care

2018-03-22
Women in rural India are waiting long before seeking medical care for breast cancer. Most of the Indian women do not know the possibility of inspecting their own body and many of them have not even heard of breast cancer. This is shown in a new dissertation at Umeå University, Sweden.

2nd place in Europe for international student experience

2018-03-20
Social activities, teaching and sports facilities are highly ranked categories when international students respond to the International Student Barometer – a survey measuring how satisfied they are with studies at the university and living in Umeå.

Exhibition at Bildmuseet top 20 in Europe

2018-03-12
It's the British newspaper The Guardian who has placed Bildmuseet's Dada is Dada on a list of the top 20 art exhibitions to visit on a European city break in 2018.

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