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Research at Umeå University
– Innovative with an international impact

Research at Umeå University is innovative and extends over many disciplines and scientific fields. We carry out groundbreaking, top-level international research within such areas as ageing and population studies, infection biology, global health, and plant and forest biotechnology.

Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world.

Research News

Former Umeå professor becomes Director-General of UKÄ

2017-04-27
Professor and former rector of Umeå School of Business and Economics in Umeå, Anders Söderholm, has been appointed Director-General of the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ).

Global march to celebrate science

2017-04-19
March for Science on 22 April is a global manifestation that took off in the US where researchers wanted to emphasise the importance of science and research-based knowledge in society, as well as counteract fact-resistance. The manifestation has also got a foothold in Sweden where Umeå is one of the...

Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging and Dementia, May 31 2017, Montreal, Canada.

2017-04-13
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

New study emphasizes the relative scarcity of lake water

2017-04-12
What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umeå University, and his American collaborators now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 30 per cent lower than previously estimated. Shallower lakes implies less fresh water and has consequ...

Digital love and sexbots

2017-04-11
Charles Ess, a leading internet researcher and professor at University of Oslo, is visiting DIGSUM and Humlab and will give a seminar entitled "Digital love and sex? What sexbots may teach us about the virtues of being human".

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Advancement of Research Leaders

Anna Överby Wernstedt is one of the researchers that have been awarded an individual grant for the Advancement of Research Leaders (FFL) by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

Her research studies Flavivirus, in particular tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV).

The video has English subtitles.


TEDxUmeå 2016

Kalle Grill is an associate professor of philosophy at Umeå university. He has discussed philosophy, in a professional capacity, with children to middle-aged adults who are considering a change of career or life partner. Check out all our researchers who spoke at TEDxUmeå 2016