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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

Hosting ‘the Nordic universities role in the new Arctic’ seminar

2018-04-23
On 25–26 April, the university is hosting a Nordic council meeting and a seminar on the theme The Nordic Universities role in the new Arctic. The invited participants are from universities in the Nordic centre's five member countries: Finland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark.

EU grants awarded to three Umeå researchers

2018-04-19
Three researchers at Umeå University have been awarded EU fellowships and grants for research projects in cryo-electron microscopy, energy storage and European popular culture.

Energy-efficient Cloud Computing

2018-04-17
Selome Kostentinos Tesfatsion has defended her PhD thesis with the title "Energy-efficient Cloud Computing: Autonomic Resource Provisioning for Datacenters".

Mathematics paves the way for forest machines

2018-04-16
Mathematical optimization can be used to determine the best routes for transporting logs in and out from the forest. Read about associate professor Eddie Wadbro's work on this.

Research on sex in malaria parasites granted prestigious EU grant

2018-04-16
ERC Advanced Grants – the European Union’s most prestigious research funding programme – is granting Professor Oliver Billker EUR 2.5 million for a period of five years for research on the sexual biology of malaria parasites. Molecular biologist Oliver Billker is a new top recruit to Umeå University...

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How children plan their movements

Erik Domellöf, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology and Wallenberg Academy Fellow, is using advanced digital technology to study how children plan their movements. His findings may form the basis for new diagnostic methods and training models for children with functional disabilities as for example autistic conditions.

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation