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The 3rd eSSENCE Academy Workshop

The 3rd eSSENCE Academy Workshop has been held, this time at Umeå University. eSSENCE is a strategic collaborative research programme in e-science between three Swedish universities with a strong tradition of excellent e-science research: Uppsala University, Lund University and Umeå University.

“Imaging cognition II” among the top 10 most cited fMRI articles listed in Web of Science.


Umeå University Annual Celebration: 16-18 October 2014

The ceremony contains the conferment of honorary doctorates, the installation of new professors, and the presentation of awards for scientific achievement.

Unique catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells synthesized in ordinary kitchen microwave oven

Swedish and Chinese researchers show how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalysts for highly efficient oxygen reduction, the most important reaction in hydrogen fuel cells. Their results are published in the scientific ...

Professor Sujata Patel visits the Department of Sociology at Umeå University

Sujata Patel, Professor of Sociology at the University of Hyderabad, India, will spend a week as guest professor at the Department of Sociology in Umeå, November 17-22. Sujata Patel’s visit forms part of the Sociology Department’s internationalization initiative.

Environmental literature and ecocriticism

During October Professor Masami Yuki will be visiting researcher at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University. She is a Professor in English, active within the area of Environmental Humanities, at Kanazawa University, Japan. Yuki will present her research a...

Neurons in human muscles emphasize the impact of the outside world

Stretch sensors in our muscles participate in reflexes that serve the subconscious control of posture and movement. According to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, these sensors respond weakly to muscle stretch caused by one's voluntary action, and most strongly to stretch that is...

Esteban Guerrero has defended his Lic Thesis

Esteban Guerrero has defended his Lic Thesis entitled “Supporting Human Activity Performance Using Argumentation-Based Technology".

Jayalakshmi Baskar has defended her Lic Thesis

Jayalakshmi Baskar has defended her Lic Thesis entitled “Adaptive Human-Agent Dialogues for Reasoning about Health".

Nano-engineering enhances charge transport and promises more efficient future solar cells

Solar cells based on semiconducting composite plastics and carbon nanotubes is one of the most promising novel technology for producing inexpensive printed solar cells. Physicists at Umeå University have discovered that one can reduce the number of carbon nanotubes in the device by more than 100 tim...

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