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Research at Umeå University
– Innovative with an international impact

Research at Umeå University is innovative and extends over many disciplines and scientific fields. We carry out groundbreaking, top-level international research within such areas as ageing and population studies, infection biology, global health, and plant and forest biotechnology.

Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world.

Research News

Women’s health worsened while men’s health improved, trends since 1990 show

2017-11-21
Researchers at Umeå University and Region Norrbotten have studied health trends among women and men aged 25–34 from 1990–2014. In 1990, 8.5 percent of women self-rated their health as being worse than peers in their own age group. At 2014, this trend had increased to 20 per cent of women. In contras...

SEK 1 billion for artificial intelligence research

2017-11-17
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has decided to award grants amounting to SEK 1 billion for research into artificial intelligence. The effort is made through Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program, where Umeå University is one of five partners.

No cardiovascular disease or mortality reduction with intensive blood pressure lowering treatment

2017-11-13
Blood pressure lowering treatment does not reduce death or cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals with a systolic blood pressure below 140. This is shown in a systematic review and meta-analysis from Umeå University. The results, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, support current guidelines...

The Swedish Bioinformatics Advisory Program 2017

2017-11-10
For the third time the SciLifeLab the National Bioinformatics platform offers within the Bioinformatics Advisory Programme new mentorship possibilities for PhD students

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TEDxUmeå 2017

Listen to chemistry professor Fredrik Almqvist’s TED Talk on antibiotic resistance and alternative solutions to the problem.

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TEDxUmeå 2017

Elza Dunkels is a researcher in the field of online youth culture. Listen to her TED Talk about cyber bullying, children's cartoon Bamse and teaching adults to recognize "fake news". 

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