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.
Kalle Grill, associate professor of Philosophy at Umeå University, and Jason Hanna, Associate professor of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University, are editors for a new book on the philosophy of paternalism.
In North America, the spread of European earthworms is a known environmental issue as it has turned out that some of these species are capable of altering entire forest ecosystems. In Sweden, we have so far had a positive approach to earthworms and no policies have been put in place to limit the spr...
From 1 January 2018, Umeå University together with six other institutions of higher education form a consortium to lead a national research infrastructure, the Swedish National Data Service.