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Scientific researchers' business ideas won prizes

2017-12-12
Twelve promising companies have worked with their business ideas in the autumn in a new round of the Startup programme at Uminova Innovation in Umeå. The programme ended last week with Startup Demoday, a pitch competition, at Allstar in Umeå. Researchers from the Faculty of Science and technology wo...

Why mathematics? – Mathematician from Switzerland on the Forskarbloggen

2017-12-12
David Cohen is senior lecturer at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics since five years. This week he has been writing on the Umeå University Forskarblogg. You are welcome to read his blog that is in English.

Social capital is an important factor for the well-being among Ukrainians

2017-12-11
Before the current Ukrainian military conflict began in 2014, social capital was characterized as comparably low and unequally distributed among different groups in the Ukrainian society. However, due to the current military conflict context, social capital in Ukraine has transformed. In her doctora...

Traces of historical reindeer grazing can still be observed after 100 years

2017-12-11
With the holiday season around the corner, most people may first think of reindeer as Santa Claus' trusted helpers. But it turns out that reindeer are not only good at pulling Santa's sleigh; they can also teach us important lessons about the functioning of ecosystems. By studying small meadows in t...

Chemistry laureate to Umeå University on 13 December

2017-12-05
Professor Jacques Dubochet, one of this year’s three Nobel laureates in Chemistry, is visiting Umeå University on Wednesday 13 December to hold a lecture on his revolutionising research. Together with Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson, he has developed an efficient method to produce three-dimensio...

Intelligent algorithms can help reduce disruptions in online services

2017-12-04
When the Swedish Tax Agency website went down for nearly two days, thousands of people across Sweden were left frustrated. Users of Gmail, Slack, Facebook, Apple services, and other popular services also regularly experience delays and this type of disruptions. Olumuyiwa Ibidunmoye has developed aut...

Jawbone loss predates rheumatoid arthritis

2017-12-01
Jawbone loss caused by periodontitis predates the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. This according to research from Umeå University in Sweden presented in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology. The research also shows a causal relationship between jawbone loss and elevated levels of the bone resorption ...

Kebnekaise - inauguration of the new supercomputer at Umeå University

2017-11-29
On Thursday October 30 the Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University inaugurates the new supercomputer Kebnekaise. In connection with the celebration, High Performance Computing Center North, HPC2N, invites to an open house and participation in various activities.

Education Fair with Culture Trade in South Korea

2017-11-29
On 23–26 November, Umeå University and four other Swedish Higher Education Institutions participated in activities in Seoul, South Korea, to market Sweden as a study destination. The activities included seminars, an education fair and a performance by the Swedish pop band Caotico.

New professors at the Faculty of Science and Technology

2017-11-27
At the end of October 2017, five new professors were installed at Umeå University's Årshögtid. Read more and watch movie clips about the new professors (in Swedish).

Immune deficiency explains rampant dental caries in some children

2017-11-24
Researchers at Umeå University have made a novel discovery connecting genetic innate immunity deficiencies to rampant caries and increased risk of dental caries affecting about one in five children. The results could lead to a better way of identifying high-risk patients and treat their caries. The ...

Pupils and study supervisors from Vaasa learn about Umeå University's programmes

2017-11-23
20 potential students and three study supervisors from Swedish speaking upper secondary Schools in Närpes, Vasa Gymnasium and Vasa Övningsskola are currently visiting Umeå University for two days. It is the fourth consecutive year that the study visit is organized.

Women’s health worsened while men’s health improved, trends since 1990 show

2017-11-21
Researchers at Umeå University and Region Norrbotten have studied health trends among women and men aged 25–34 from 1990–2014. In 1990, 8.5 percent of women self-rated their health as being worse than peers in their own age group. At 2014, this trend had increased to 20 per cent of women. In contras...

Architectural Master Student Project Published on KooZA/rch

2017-11-16
Mater student Maïté Biechy at UMA has been published on KooZA/rch with her project about the unsustainable situation on the Baltic Sea. The site publishes selected projects that explore and challenge the role of the architectural drawing in contemporary practice.

No cardiovascular disease or mortality reduction with intensive blood pressure lowering treatment

2017-11-13
Blood pressure lowering treatment does not reduce death or cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals with a systolic blood pressure below 140. This is shown in a systematic review and meta-analysis from Umeå University. The results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, support current guidelines...

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