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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

Attempted suicide in the young related to dramatically reduced life expectancy

2017-12-14
People who have been treated for attempted suicide or suicidal behaviour have a much shorter life expectancy and usually die of non-suicide-related causes, a new study from Karolinska Institutet and Umeå University in Sweden published in the scientific journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica reports.

Scientific researchers' business ideas won prizes

2017-12-12
Twelve promising companies have worked with their business ideas in the autumn in a new round of the Startup programme at Uminova Innovation in Umeå. The programme ended last week with Startup Demoday, a pitch competition, at Allstar in Umeå. Researchers from the Faculty of Science and technology won second and third prize.

Why mathematics? – Mathematician from Switzerland on the Forskarbloggen

2017-12-12
David Cohen is senior lecturer at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics since five years. This week he has been writing on the Umeå University Forskarblogg. You are welcome to read his blog that is in English.

Kary Främling – new professor at Computing Science

2017-12-12
Professor Kary Främling, Aalto University, has joined The Department of Computing Science, Umeå University, as Professor in Data Science, with start-up funding from the Wallenberg Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP).

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The Researcher's Blog

David Cohen is a senior lecturer at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (MMS). His current research deals with the development and analysis of efficient computational methods for the time integration of stochastic partial differential equations.

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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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