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.

Research News

Call for abstracts: “Beyond the nuclear family: the philosophy of close personal relationships”

2015-03-25
The conference will be held at Umeå University September 10-11 and address normative questions concerning close personal relationships and the family. Graduate students and recent PhDs are welcome to submit abstracts, no later than April 19th.

Prominent ALS researcher at Umeå University named Wallenberg Clinical Scholar

2015-03-25
Peter Andersen, Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine and senior clinical neurologist at the University hospital of Umeå, has received SEK 15 million in funding from the Wallenberg Clinical Scholars program to find a treatment that inhibits the deadly course of events in ALS. He is one o...

Post-doctoral position in Statistics

2015-03-24
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our new research laboratory Stat4Reg (www.stat4reg.se), where we are devoted at developing novel statistical methods for the analysis of large databases linking health and socio-economic registers.

Tools for resilient communities – Made in Sliperiet

2015-03-23
Interaction designer Ambra Trotto, Umeå School of Architecture, Sweden, is the leader of a new project - Community SOS - which aims to create an integrated platform to connect people in need of help and volunteers during a natural disaster. On March 23 the project started a crowdfunding campaign wit...

Workplaces with equal mix of men and women happiest

2015-03-23
If the labor market were more gender-balanced, the potential increase in GDP for European Union countries would be an average of 20 to 25 percent, Asa Lofstrom, a professor at Sweden’s Umea School of Business and Economics, said during the UN 59th Commission on the Status of Women.

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