The number of international students that have been admitted for master’s degree programmes starting in autumn 2013 has risen dramatically in comparison with the prior year. Some of the most popular programmes are in the areas of public health, finance, molecular biology, business development and in...
Swedish scientists have mapped the gene sequence of Norway spruce (the Christmas tree) – a species with huge economic and ecological importance - and that is the largest genome to have ever been mapped. The genome is complex and seven times larger than that of humans. The results have been published...
The spruce, giant of the forests, outlived the dinosaurs and is today Sweden’s most important plant from an economical aspect. Its genome is also huge, seven times larger than the human genome. For that reason until now a full mapping of the spruce genome has been impossible. But scientists at Umeå ...
A vivid mixture of English, Swedish and Chinese filled restaurant Hjortron on Campus Umeå on Monday when the Alumni Office held a Chinese Afternoon. All Chinese speaking students and staff were invited to mingle and learn more about Umeå University’s and Umeå Municipality’s cooperation with China.
Every 20 seconds, a limb is lost as a consequence of diabetic foot ulcer that does not heal. To date, medical solutions that can change this situation are very limited. In his doctoral thesis Yue Shen from the Industrial Doctoral School and the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at Um...
Jonny Holmström and Johan Sandberg at Umeå University have received a national educational award for developing the master's programme in IT Management.
Men often suffer from more severe cases of psoriasis than women, which may explain why the cost of care for men is higher. This is the conclusion of researchers at Umeå University in a new study.
How cells regulate their own function by “accelerating and braking” is important basic knowledge when new intelligent medicines are being developed, or when plant cells are tweaked to produce more bioenergy. In a study published by Nature Communications 14 May, researchers at Uppsala and Umeå univer...
Five subject areas at Umeå University were listed among the world’s best higher education institutions in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject. This is a significant increase of the number of subject areas from the prior year.
As part of the event 'Kulturnatta' in Umeå, Bildmuseet will celebrate one year at Umeå Arts Campus. We will inaugurate Comics of the North, an exhibition of original drawings, sketches and sections of comic strips by eight different comics artists.
Olive Maitha, master's degree student at the Umeå School of Business and Economics at Umeå University, received the Global Swede diploma at a ceremony in Stockholm on 29 April. The special recognition is a joint initiative between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Institute.
Umeå University, Umeå Municipality and campus property owner Akademiska hus have jointly decided to take a break in organising the traditional Walpurgis Eve festivity on campus this year.
With the help of a warning system which measures the risk of dengue incidence using precipitation and air temperature, it is possible to forecast the outbreak of dengue fever up to 16 weeks in advance. This is what Yien Ling Hii concludes in the dissertation she is defending at Umeå University on 3 ...
The world has been highly anticipating who would be selected as the first beta testers of one Google’s most anticipated products, Google Glass. Umeå University’s Eva Mårell-Olsson has been chosen to test the interactive, head-based device with internet-enabled cameras.