Research at Umeå University

Innovative with 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.

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Umeå University researchers help Europe fight spread of Zika virus

2016-02-08
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden help assess the risk that Zika will spread to Europe by describing the transmission season, areas at risk and intervention strategies. By using previous knowledge on Dengue, they are now strategizing on how Zika can be controlled.

Will we ever talk to aliens?

2016-02-08
Professor Charles Cockell from Edinburgh University will visit Umeå’s Observatory Umevatoriet and Umeå University with two lectures on the search for life in Universe. The lectures form the start of a series of events on the space theme in Umeå aimed at children and adults alike.

30 years of internationalisation

2016-02-04
The unit of Epidemiology and Global Health at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine recently kicked-off its 30th anniversary celebrations with lectures at Umeå University's event Kunskapsnoden at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.

High risk of falling an early sign of Parkinson’s

2016-02-03
Parkinson’s patients have a higher risk of injurious fall and hip fractures already 26 years before a diagnosis according to a new cohort study at Umeå University. The patient group’s higher proportion of fall-related injuries can partly be explained by reduced balance, which could be a significant ...

Fashion designers make smart collection in new digital textile lab

2016-02-02
In Sliperiet’s state-of-the-art innovation environment in Umeå, designer Minna Palmqvist and artist Ricardo O’Nascimento will explore in what direction textile creation can be taken by the use of new digital technology.

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Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

Pioneer Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor at Umeå University, has been selected by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in the world list for 2015. Read more