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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Aging of societies, bodies and minds. Meeting June 2-3 2015 in Umeå


New publications with a focus on gender from Umeå Group for Premodern Studies

“Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)making of Gender: Historical and Cultural Perspectives” and “Deviant Women: Cultural, Linguistic and Literary Approaches to Narratives of Femininity” are two new publications from the research environment Umeå Group for Premodern Studies (UGPS).

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

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.

Major grant to establish new molecular medicine centre at Umeå University

Wallenberg Centre of Molecular Medicine at Umeå University – a new research centre at Umeå University – is part of a national plan on how Sweden will regain its world-leading position in medical research. Behind the centre stands Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in cooperation with Umeå Universi...

CEO Branding – Theory and Practice by Routledge

Professor Lars G. Hassel contributes with a chapter in a textbook on CEO Branding – Theory and Practice forthcoming on Routledge 2015.

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