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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

Double celebration with HM King Carl XVI on campus

2017-10-18
This year, Umeå University gets the honour of welcoming the Swedish King to the University’s Annual Celebrations. At the same time, the King receives his 70th birthday present in the form of an arctic seminar. The Annual Celebration starts on Friday 20 October consisting of an exhibit, lectures open...

2017 Erik Kempe Award

2017-10-17
Umeå University is host institution for the Erik Kempe Award, which is a biennial award for best published article in the area of environmental and resource economics.

Swedish e-Science Academy 2017

2017-10-13
The Swedish e-Science Academy 2017 was held at Umeå University on October 11 - 12, 2017.

Johan Tordsson on AI & data centers at OpenStack Nordic

2017-10-13
Johan Tordsson will be speaking at OpenStack Nordic about how to achieve self-driving data centers with OpenStack.

Scientific advisor to Komatsu Ltd

2017-10-13
Martin Servin has been appointed advisor to Komatsu Ltd International High-tech and Innovation board.

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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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