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.
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).
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...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
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...
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".