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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

New article

2018-05-22
Consumer motivations for sustainable consumption: The interaction of gain, normative and hedonic motivations on electric vehicle adoption

John Waterworth will be representing the department at Presence 2018

2018-05-17
Presence 2018, the 18th conference of the International Society for Presence Research in Prague will be held May 21-23 and John Waterworth will be there to represent the department of Informatics.

International conference and expo: How to 3D print a wooden house

2018-05-08
An international and crossdisciplinary conference, on the topic of biobased additivies and 3D printing, will be arranged on the 30th and 31th of May, at Sliperiet in Umea. RiseB and the business school participate by sharing experiences from a competence development program.

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.

More News


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