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Call for abstracts: “Beyond the nuclear family: the philosophy of close personal relationships”

2015-03-25
The conference will be held at Umeå University September 10-11 and address normative questions concerning close personal relationships and the family. Graduate students and recent PhDs are welcome to submit abstracts, no later than April 19th.

Post-doctoral position in Statistics

2015-03-24
We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our new research laboratory Stat4Reg (www.stat4reg.se), where we are devoted at developing novel statistical methods for the analysis of large databases linking health and socio-economic registers.

Tools for resilient communities – Made in Sliperiet

2015-03-23
Interaction designer Ambra Trotto, Umeå School of Architecture, Sweden, is the leader of a new project - Community SOS - which aims to create an integrated platform to connect people in need of help and volunteers during a natural disaster. On March 23 the project started a crowdfunding campaign wit...

Workplaces with equal mix of men and women happiest

2015-03-23
If the labor market were more gender-balanced, the potential increase in GDP for European Union countries would be an average of 20 to 25 percent, Asa Lofstrom, a professor at Sweden’s Umea School of Business and Economics, said during the UN 59th Commission on the Status of Women.

UMIT Annual Report 2014

2015-03-17

Neither more food nor better food – still fish biomass increases

2015-03-11
To increase the biomass of fish, contemporary ecological theory predicts that either the amount of food or the quality of the food has to increase. In a recent experiment, researchers at Umeå University doubled the fish biomass under identical food supply and food quality by only controlling how muc...

Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)Making of Gender

2015-03-10
Anna Foka, researcher at HUMlab and Jonas Liliequist, professor, history, both at Umeå University stands behind a new book, Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)Making of Gender.

Umeå University signs planetary health manifesto

2015-03-05
Umeå University has – as the first Swedish university – signed a manifesto on planetary health initiated by the medical journal the Lancet. The manifesto calls for a social movement to support collective public health action at personal, community, national, regional, global, and planetary level. Th...

New issue of Education Inquiry (Vol 6, No 1, 2015)

2015-03-04
The first issue of Education Inquiry in 2015 is available to read and download. It is an international on-line, peer-reviewed journal with free access in the field of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education. It publishes original empirical and theoretical studies from a wide variety of academic d...

Fewer grants a threat to international profile programme at Umeå University

2015-03-02
The number of aid-funded grants will substantially decrease, starting autumn 2015. This cutback will lead to less non-European students at Umeå University. One of the university’s international flagships – the Master programme in Public Health – is dramatically affected. To highlight the issue the s...

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