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.
Umeå University together with three international partners have been funded with nearly 4 million euros (3,907,375) for a front-line research project focusing on novel methods and software for the future supercomputer systems. The project named NLAFET is one of the high-profile extreme-scale computi...
Umeå University, together with three international partners, has been granted over 36 million sek to a major research project on methods and software for future supercomputers.
The Faculty of Social Sciences celebrates Umeå University’s 50th anniversary with an Anniversary Symposium on 24 November in Aula Nordica on the theme of “Making Social Science Matter". The event is open to the public.
The Swedish Board of Agriculture has, after questions from researchers in Umeå and Uppsala, confirmed the interpretation that some plants in which the genome has been edited using the CRISPR-Cas9 technology do not fall under the European GMO definition. This is important for the wide use of such pla...
At the EU conference on "Individual taxation and employment" a number of European experts discussed the impact of individual taxation on female employment. Åsa Gunnarsson, Professor of Law at Umeå University, noted that individual taxation was introduced in Sweden in 1971 as the authorities looked t...