In this year's Shanghai Jiaotong Academic Ranking of World Universities, Umeå University is again placed among the world's top 300 instiutions. In addition, Umeå is ranked among the top 150 in the field of life and agricultural sciences and top 200 in clinical medicine and pharmacy.
A drug that is commonly used to treat anxiety in humans and which regularly finds its way into surface waters through wastewater effluence has been shown to reduce mortality rates in fish.
Göran Sandberg, professor of plant physiology and former Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University, made the list of the world's highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences by Thomson Reuters.
Digitalisation and the tough competition for students and researchers is creating a new playing field for universities. In order to tackle the challenges there is now a need for environments that stimulate creativity — and Umeå University is at the forefront.
Researchers from Umeå University have explored two different ways that allow unprecedented experimental insights into the reaction sequence leading to the formation of oxygen molecules in photosynthesis. The two studies have been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.
Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century. They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distance between graphite oxide layers gradually increases when water molecules are added. That is because ...
War, poverty and natural disasters. The major global challenges require human input. Meet Ellinor Ädelroth, professor emertia, who have gone out into the world and made a difference – and who has been based at Umeå University.
Emmanuelle Charpentier, group leader at MIMS and guest professor at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, Umeå University, is one of the awardees of the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research 2014. The award is presented by the biotechnology and healthcare company Johnson & Johnson and is endo...
Nawi Ng wins the 2014 award of shipowner Erik K. Fernström’s prize, dedicated to "younger and particularly promising scientists".
Depression is almost twice as common, and poor quality of life almost five times as common, in people with bipolar disorder who have elevated or low levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood. Researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, report this in a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.
By measuring how synchronised the heart chambers work together, it is possible to identify which patients with heart failure who benefit from pacemaker therapy, and which ones who do not. This is presented in a thesis to be defended by Gani Bajraktari on 10 June at Umeå University.
The second issue of Education Inquiry in 2014 of 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 ...
Computers restricts the possibilities to use the physical abilities of our human bodies and this is a fundamental problem for our health. Farid Abedan Kondori has studied how to use media technology to bring motion back to our bodies. The techniques he has developed might be key points to enable nex...
The Internet has revolutionized the software industry. A single software market is emerging, independent of national borders, where products and services are digitally distributed. But the legal framework for software transfers is not geographically independent; relevant underlying law varies substa...
Professor Michael Levitt, one of the 2013 three Nobel laureates in Chemistry, is visiting Umeå University on Thursday June 5 to lecture on his discoveries . “I want to visit the north of Sweden for its friendly people, abundant summer light and I hope for good weather for an afternoon of kayaking,”...