Umeå - a place to liveMaster's Programme in Spatial Planning and Development, 120 Credits

Get to know Umeå

Umeå university has about 30 000 students and offers a multitude of programmes and courses. Thus, there are many opportunities for You to widen the field of knowledge beyond the programme courses.

Your life in Umeå is not all about studies.

In Umeå there are a variety of student activities and leisure activities, The IKSU sports establishment has about 23 000 visitors weekly and offers a great variety of activities like swimming, gymnastics, squash and floor ball in new facilities. Umea’s location near the coast and a variety of winter sports places gives possibilities for a variety of outdoor activities. There are excellent opportunities for hiking or cross country skiing a few hundred meters from the student lodgings.

Umeå has an ice-hockey team in the second league, a male football team in the third league, but above all Umeå is the home of Europe’s most successful woman football team; 2006 they won the Swedish championship.
More information on Umeå as a student city can be found using this link.

City of Umeå


Contact Information

Department of Geography and Economic History
Umeå University, The Social Sciences Building

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Håkan Appelblad

Tel: +46 (0)90-786 71 55

Fax: +46 (0)90-786 63 59

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