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Exhibition at Bildmuseet top 20 in Europe

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.

Picture Book of the Year Exhibition Opens at Bildmuseet

During Art Friday with Littfest 16 March, Bildmuseet opens the exhibition Swedish Picture Book of the Year / Fågeln i mig flyger vart den vill [The Bird Within Flies Wherever It Wants]. Author and artist Sara Lundberg will be present at the opening.

Sustainability in the cold at Ruggedised conference 

This week, a delegation from the European Ruggedised project, a project for sustainable solutions, has visited Umeå and not least Campus Umeå. Lisa Redin at the Building Office is leading the Umeå University side of the project.

Blood samples can soon reveal your lifestyle

People who use moist snuff ‘snus’ have significantly higher levels of the protein cornulin in their blood than non-snusers. This previously unknown relationship was found in a new study from Umeå University, Sweden. Whether higher levels per se increase the risk of disease has, however, not yet been...

Nerve damage in type 2 diabetes can be detected in the eye

By examining the cornea of the eye with a special microscope it may be possible within ten minutes to diagnose if a person with type 2 diabetes has nerve damage. This according to a study among diabetics in Skellefteå, north Sweden.

Japanese Week on Campus

Sweden and Japan celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations. To mark this occasion, activities are organised on campus for students and staff. The week includes lectures, film screenings and try it out activities. The university will also receive a visit by a delegacy from Hokkaido University who a...

Umeå University and USBE earns AACSB International Accreditation

Tampa, Fla., USA (February 20, 2018)—AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announces that Umeå University has earned accreditation for its Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE). Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global ac...

Children with marginally low birth weight need treatment

Children with a birth weight under 2.5 kilos stand at risk of becoming underweight and can experience cognitive difficulties as well as diabetes and cardiovascular disease later in life. However, early iron supplementation seems to provide some protection. This according to a new doctoral dissertati...

Arctic worming?

In North America, the spread of European earthworms is a known environmental issue as it has turned out that some of these species are capable of altering entire forest ecosystems. In Sweden, we have so far had a positive approach to earthworms and no policies have been put in place to limit the spr...

Increases the knowledge of pollutants from small sewage treatment plants

Kristin Blum's dissertation improves the state of knowledge about how organic pollutants can be separated in small sewage treatment plants, if the organic pollutants lead to environmental impact and how existing small sewage treatment plants can be equipped with biocoal filters to improve the degree...

American students experience student life in Umeå for 72 hours

On 13–15 February, two students from USA will visit Umeå University to experience student life for 72 hours. They will share their observations through their home university’s social media channels.

New course summer 2018: History of Food and Wine

What did kings and queens have for breakfast? What did peasants eat? Why is champagne so expensive? Why is there so much hunger in a world of plenty? Learn more about the history of food and wine this summer.

Warmer climate can give Europe dengue fever

Large parts of Europe can suffer from the dreaded dengue fever unless climate change is attenuated. This is what Jing Helmersson shows in a new dissertation at Umeå University. It is the mosquito that can transmit the disease that needs some temperature and humidity to spread.

Large grant to Umeå Institute of Design for research on how we are affected by our digital things

Since we can’t exactly ‘look under the hood’ anymore on all the digital things we use in everyday life, how do we know what these things are actually doing? And why do they seem to know so much about us anyway? A recent Wallenberg Foundation grant of SEK 4.5 million has been awarded to Umeå Institut...

Two Nordic foundations support a network in a Nobel Prize–winning technology

A new Swedish-Danish research alliance wants to advance understanding of how biological molecules look and behave. With support from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation, scientists at four universities in Sweden and Denmark will join forces to create a Nordic net...

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