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An efficient path from carbon to renewable fuel production

2015-03-31
Earth-abundant materials based primarily on carbon, nitrogen and transition metal oxides can be combined into highly efficient energy conversion devices. These devices can be used in fuel cells as well as in electrolysis. This is shown experimentally by Tiva Sharifi, physicist at Umeå University, Sw...

Whole Earth – Climate Change and Global Health

2015-03-25
Under the heading Whole Earth, there will be five seminars held during the spring semester linked to climate change and global health. The Association of International Affairs at Umeå University will host the first seminar that take place 30 March.

Prominent ALS researcher at Umeå University named Wallenberg Clinical Scholar

2015-03-25
Peter Andersen, Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine and senior clinical neurologist at the University hospital of Umeå, has received SEK 15 million in funding from the Wallenberg Clinical Scholars program to find a treatment that inhibits the deadly course of events in ALS. He is one o...

Tools for resilient communities – Made in Sliperiet

2015-03-23
Interaction designer Ambra Trotto, Umeå School of Architecture, Sweden, is the leader of a new project - Community SOS - which aims to create an integrated platform to connect people in need of help and volunteers during a natural disaster. On March 23 the project started a crowdfunding campaign wit...

Where are the hotspots of plant diversity along boreal streams?

2015-03-19
The patterns of plant species diversity along Swedish boreal streams are closely linked to flow of surface and sub-surface water. The linkages between vegetation and hydrology are tight, and according to Lenka Kuglerová they are threatened by poorly designed forest management. She defends her thesi...

Solar Eclipse of 2015 can be seen at Umevatoriet

2015-03-18
During the morning of Friday 20 March, a partial solar eclipse will take place over northern Sweden. The public will have the chance to experience this rare phenomenon at the Umevatoriet space observatory and planetarium.

Neither more food nor better food – still fish biomass increases

2015-03-11
To increase the biomass of fish, contemporary ecological theory predicts that either the amount of food or the quality of the food has to increase. In a recent experiment, researchers at Umeå University doubled the fish biomass under identical food supply and food quality by only controlling how muc...

Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)Making of Gender

2015-03-10
Anna Foka, researcher at HUMlab and Jonas Liliequist, professor, history, both at Umeå University stands behind a new book, Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)Making of Gender.

Umeå University signs planetary health manifesto

2015-03-05
Umeå University has – as the first Swedish university – signed a manifesto on planetary health initiated by the medical journal the Lancet. The manifesto calls for a social movement to support collective public health action at personal, community, national, regional, global, and planetary level. Th...

New issue of Education Inquiry (Vol 6, No 1, 2015)

2015-03-04
The first issue of Education Inquiry in 2015 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 d...

Umeå School of Business and Economics Environmentally Certified

2015-03-03
Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE) has become Umeå University’s first ISO 14001–certified unit. This results in students better prepared for a more environmentally friendly way of working.

Fewer grants a threat to international profile programme at Umeå University

2015-03-02
The number of aid-funded grants will substantially decrease, starting autumn 2015. This cutback will lead to less non-European students at Umeå University. One of the university’s international flagships – the Master programme in Public Health – is dramatically affected. To highlight the issue the s...

Using snus doubles the risk of alcohol dependency

2015-02-25
People who use snus run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency compared with non-users, and the more one uses snus, the higher the risk. This has been found in a study from Umeå University which was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Future vehicles will be virtually tested before the first prototype is built

2015-02-25
Future cars and trucks will be tested in a virtual environment long before the first vehicle prototype is built. UMIT Research Lab at Umeå University plays a key part when the vehicle manufacturers Scania and Volvo Cars and the simulation companies Algoryx Simulation and Modelon join forces to devel...

Short hospital stay linked to increased risk of death following hip fracture

2015-02-25
Older patients are more likely to die following a short hospital stay for a hip fracture, finds research published in the British Medical Journal today.

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