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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Umeå University in 2015 Shanghai Ranking of top world universities

2015-08-27
Umeå University is ranked #314th in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking. It is a slight decline from last year’s placement of #297. Umeå is 8th among higher education institutions in Sweden.

IceLab organizes a creative camp for young scientists

2015-08-26
Now is the time to apply for IceLab Camp. It is a four-day communication and creativity camp for young scientists. It is based on the idea that young researchers during their undergraduate training have practiced answering questions, but that they must also learn how to ask good questions to become ...

Umeå researchers take on “ALS ice bucket challenge” - again!

2015-08-25
On Monday 24 August, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) researchers at Umeå University and the University Hospital of Umeå endured the 2015 “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” by the campus pond to help raise awareness and funds to find treatments and a cure for the disease.

BIT Circus 2015 in Umea

2015-08-24
BIT Circus 2015 will take place at Umeå University, August 26-27, 2015.

Feministiskt Perspektiv: Leading feminist economists critical towards Greek austerity

2015-08-23
Gudrun Schyman, stateswoman and leader of the Feminist Initative party, and Åsa Gunnarsson, professor in tax law at Umeå University writes about the EU's handling of the economic crisis in Greece: "History shows that measures which contain a combination of tax-increases and cuts are created from a p...

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

ALS researchers at Umeå University accepted the "2015 Ice Bucket Challenge" with the intention of raising awareness for the neurodegenerative disorder.
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Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

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

Pioneer 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. Read more


Ranked 24th in the world of universities under 50 years old. 1st in the Nordic countries.

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