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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.

Energy-efficient Cloud Computing

2018-04-17
Selome Kostentinos Tesfatsion has defended her PhD thesis with the title "Energy-efficient Cloud Computing: Autonomic Resource Provisioning for Datacenters".

Mathematics paves the way for forest machines

2018-04-16
Mathematical optimization can be used to determine the best routes for transporting logs in and out from the forest. Read about associate professor Eddie Wadbro's work on this.

Research on sex in malaria parasites granted prestigious EU grant

2018-04-16
ERC Advanced Grants – the European Union’s most prestigious research funding programme – is granting Professor Oliver Billker EUR 2.5 million for a period of five years for research on the sexual biology of malaria parasites. Molecular biologist Oliver Billker is a new top recruit to Umeå University...

Industrial Doctoral School: useful and collaborative

2018-04-12
The successful Industrial Doctoral School for Research and Innovation at Umeå University is now kicking off twelve new doctoral projects with ten new industrial partners. Co-funded doctoral education is a win-win situation providing companies and doctoral students with valuable experience.

Tree rings provide vital information for improved climate predictions

2018-04-09
Due to their worldwide distribution, trees have an extraordinary role in removing excessive amounts of CO2 released by our highly industrialized and mobile modern societies from the atmosphere. So far however, no tool exists which would enable scientists to precisely calculate the carbon dioxide upt...

Nutrient limitation constrains arctic stream responses to climate warming

2018-04-05
Many current climate studies focus solely on increases in temperature, and in doing so, the ecosystem effects caused by climate change may be misinterpreted. In a new study, Umeå researchers are emphasising that shortage of nitrogen can limit how arctic streams respond to global warming. The results...

The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine 1st Symposium “New Frontiers in Neuroscience and Imaging“

2018-04-04

Responsible Artificial Intelligence

2018-03-27
Assoc. Prof. Virginia Dignum, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, is well-known in the international artificial intelligence, AI, research community, and is frequently invited to speak on topics relating to ethical and responsible AI.

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