Research Excellence

Umeå University conducts groundbreaking research within several areas - several in which we are among the best in the world - within others regarded as the leaders in Sweden.

Plant and Forest Biotechnology is an example of strong research at Umeå University. The sequencing of the genome of spruce - Sweden's economically most important plant – was made ​​by Umeå professors Ove Nilsson, Pär Ingvarsson and Stefan Jansson, among others. Photo: Johan Gunséus.

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Our Collaboration with Nobel Laureates

Harald zur Hausen
2008 Medicine
Honorary Doctor – Faculty of Medicine

Eric S. Maskin
2007 Economics
Kempe Award Recipient

Roger D. Kornberg
2006 Chemistry
Honorary Doctor – Faculty of Medicine