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.
Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations, previously believed that only the brain could perform. This is according to a study from Umeå University in Sweden published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
On Friday 29 August at 15:00, the ALS research group at Umeå University will take on the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.” Over 20 researchers will dump buckets of ice water over their heads by the campus pond. A large audience is anticipated.
The journal has a specific focus on human activities in northern spaces, and articles concentrate on people as cultural beings, people in society and the interaction between people and the northern environment.
On Tuesday 26 August, scientists at MIMS, Umeå University, opened an international conference with representatives present from all nodes of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine. The keynote speaker is Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor at MIMS, who will discuss in depth about her disco...
Four researchers and two PhD students, all political scientists who perform research on coalition politics and governments in parliamentary democracies, started a blog last week about power and politics, in which they analyse aspects of the Swedish election campaign.