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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

Increased funding proposed for certain programmes in new budget

2017-09-21
The Medical Programme at Umeå University is proposed to get eight additional study places (FTEs), the engineering science programmes to get the equivalent of 15 additional places, and educations aimed at community building to get nine additional places. These are proposals in the new Government Budg...

10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonialized our lakes

2017-09-20
DNA in lake sediment forms a natural archive displaying when various fish species colonized lakes after the glacial period. This according to researchers at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University in a study published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Can technology help achieve fair taxation? The case of tax technology in Kenya

2017-09-18
By PhD Candidate Nimmo O.Elmi, FairTax and Linköping University.

New book: Early Language Learning Complexity and Mixed Methods

2017-09-18
This is the first collection of research studies to explore the potential for mixed methods to shed light on foreign or second language learning by young learners in instructed contexts. Editors are Janet Enever and Eva Lindgren, both language researchers at Umeå University.

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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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