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Dolly Jørgensen new blogger for Curie research magazine

2015-01-22
Dolly Jørgensen, historian and researcher at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, is guest blogging for Curie, a Swedish web magazine devoted to the world of research. She is going to take readers on ”An Expedition into the Heart of the Humanities."

What does a Capital of Culture year mean?

2015-01-19
How has the Swedish cultural policy changed over time? How are cultural and democratic issues united? What future awaits the local cultural policy in a globalized world? The public is welcome to attend a panel discussion on Wednesday 21 January.

New Exhibition: "The Future is Dark"

2015-01-15
On the 100th anniversary of Virginia Woolf's diary entry from 1915, "The future is dark and That is the best thing the future can be, I think ." 13 artists from the Art Academy at Umeå University, open an exhibition with the same name.

Engaging with Educational Space

2015-01-15
Björn Norlin, researcher at the Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies, Umeå University, are together with Ian Grosvenor, University of Birmingham and Catherine Burke, University of Cambridge, editor of a new book in the field of educational sciences.

Nearly 1,000 international students to arrive at Umeå University

2015-01-15
On Monday 19 January, Umeå University will welcome its new international students from across the globe. 254 exchange students from 36 countries are arriving for the start of the spring 2015 academic term. In addition, 732 students outside of exchange agreements have been admitted to courses and deg...

Snus is a gateway to smoking among adolescents

2015-01-12
The use of snus (moist snuff), a less negative attitude towards smoking and low self-esteem increase the risk of adolescents becoming smokers before they complete upper secondary school. Researchers at Umeå University, Center for Clinical Research Dalarna and Uppsala University, Sweden, claim this i...

TheLocal.se: 'Sweden can't avoid immigration debate'

2014-12-29
"If we had ended up with snap elections, we would have talked a lot about immigration and it would have been on the Sweden Democrats' terms," said Camilla Sandström, Senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Umeå University, regarding the "December Agreement" reached on Saturday.

New interactive environment coming to MIT Building

2014-12-17
The open atrium area of Umeå University’s MIT Building is going to be transformed into a new interactive environment. The university board of directors approved this long-term investment in December. The environment will focus on mathematics and IT, areas that are affiliated with the vast majority o...

Apocalyptic framing enable a discussion of Global Climate Change

2014-12-17
Man made emissions of climate threatening greenhouse gases are changing our living conditions around the globe. Martin Hultman, Technology and Environmental Historian, Umeå University and Jonas Anshelm researcher at the Department of Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, are the author...

Beyond the Classroom

2014-12-16
Anna Larsson, Associate Professor of the History of Science and Ideas and Björn Norlin, researcher in History, both at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Umea University are editors of a new book: "Beyond the Classroom: Studies on Pupils and Informal Schooling Process...

New position with focus on Database Systems

2014-12-16
Umeå University is investing in research and expertise in the area of database systems as part of the establishment of an infrastructure for federated research databases, meeting in particular the privacy and security needs for sensitive data.

Piotr Matyba appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow

2014-12-12
Physicist Piotr Matyba, Umeå University, is appointed Gunnar Öquist Fellow by the Kempe Foundations. The appointment entails SEK 3 million for his research and a personal award of SEK 50,000. Furthermore he will have the internationally renowned researcher Gunnar Öquist as his mentor.

The Danish Research Foundation honours Gunnar Öquist

2014-12-12
Gunnar Öquist, Professor Emeritus in Plant Physiology at Umeå University, was honoured by the Danish National Research Foundation with the Royal Order of the Danneborg.

Major Viking Hall Identified in Sweden

2014-12-11
A Viking feasting hall measuring almost 50 metres in length has been identified near Vadstena in Sweden. Archaeologists from Stockholm University and Umeå University used ground-penetrating radar, a non-invasive geophysical method, to locate and map the house foundation. The study was published in t...

New issue of Education Inquiry (Vol 5, No 4, 2014)

2014-12-11
The fourth issue of Education Inquiry in 2014 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 ...

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