Research at Umeå University
Our research is innovative and makes an international impact.
Research at Umeå University is innovative and extends over many disciplines and scientific fields. Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world. Our strong research environments highlight our ambition to conduct high quality international research.
We carry out groundbreaking, top-level international research within such areas as ageing and population studies, infections, and plant and forest biotechnology.
Dr. Sujith Nair holds a seminar on green business models titled Emergence of green business models: The case of algae biofuel for aviation based on a paper published in Energy Policy.
Professor Stefan Jansson has been named the Linné award recipient in botany at the annual meeting of the "Kunglig Fysiografiska Sällskapet" on 2 December. The prize committee honours Stefan Jansson as "undoubtedly one of Sweden's most prominent (and also most cited) plant physiologists.
For the first time, researchers at Umeå University have succeeded in showing how the DNA polymerase epsilon enzyme builds new genomes. The detailed image produced by these researchers shows how mutations that can contribute to the development of colorectal cancer and cervical cancer lead to changes ...
Jonathan Klaminder, Christian Hedberg and Sjoerd Wanrooij have been selected as Wallenberg Academy Fellows at Umeå University. They are awarded grants between SEK 5 and 9 million each spread over five years from the largest single private investment in supporting young researchers in Sweden.
In the future, the content of videos, pictures and audio will be searched similarly to text content on the internet. This is the objective of the new European research project Media in Context, in which researchers from the Department of Computer Science at Umeå University are included.