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Global march to celebrate science

March for Science on 22 April is a global manifestation that took off in the US where researchers wanted to emphasise the importance of science and research-based knowledge in society, as well as counteract fact-resistance. The manifestation has also got a foothold in Sweden where Umeå is one of the...

Symposium on Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging and Dementia, May 31 2017, Montreal, Canada.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

New study emphasizes the relative scarcity of lake water

What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umeå University, and his American collaborators now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 30 per cent lower than previously estimated. Shallower lakes implies less fresh water and has consequ...

Digital love and sexbots

Charles Ess, a leading internet researcher and professor at University of Oslo, is visiting DIGSUM and Humlab and will give a seminar entitled "Digital love and sex? What sexbots may teach us about the virtues of being human".

Umeå University holds its position in new THE ranking

Umeå University is ranked #41 in the world among universities established between 1945 and 1966, in what Times Higher Education describes as the Golden Age in global higher education.

EU Horizon 2020 grants for future cloud computing

Erik Elmroth and Per-Olov Östberg will lead the Umeå University research in two EU Horizon 2020 projects targeting the next generation distributed infrastructure for cloud computing for processing big data.

Making a virtual twin of Volvo's cab factory

The cab factory in Umeå will soon have a virtual twin: a digital replica of a process line. With this, changes, and new products can be tested without disrupting the production.

Elastisys new software, venture capital and award

Elastisys autoscaling engine is released on Canonical’s Juju platform for Ubuntu. The company has also secured venture capital, recruited a new CEO and been listed as one of the 33 hottest tech startup in Sweden 2017.

Elastisys listed as one of Sweden’s 33 hottest tech companies

Elastisys, a company sprung from the renowned distributed system research group at Umeå University, has been awarded a place in the prestigious list of Sweden’s 33 hottest technology companies.

Current research and networking opportunities at FairTax conference in Brno

On March 9-10, 2017, the FairTax project hosted a special session, “Fair and Sustainable Taxation“ at the conference Enterprise and Competitive Environment 2017 held by the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) at Mendel University in Brno.

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