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Umeå ranked 7th in Sweden, top 200 globally in several subject areas

In the recently released 2016 US News & World Report’s Global University Rankings, Umeå University placed seventh in Sweden and 144th in Europe. The university received strong marks in the number of highly cited papers.

SEK 57 million to two research projects at Umeå University

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation grants over SEK 57 million to two projects managed by the researchers Stefan Björklund and Helena Edlund at Umeå University. The Umeå researcher Jürgen Schleucher is also co-applicant to a large project at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)...

Packed agenda as GE Garages innovation tour arrives in Umeå

During 7–10 October, the GE Garages skill-building innovation global tour will take place at Umeå University’s Sliperiet. The objective of the four day event is to promote interest in technology, innovation and digital manufacturing. The latest cutting-edge equipment will be on display, from 3D prin...

Molecular nanoribbons as electronic highways

Physicists at Umeå University have, together with researchers at UC Berkeley, USA, developed a method to synthesise a unique and novel type of material which resembles a graphene nanoribbon but in molecular form. This material could be important for the further development of organic solar cells. Th...

Umeå University makes big leap in global ranking

Umeå University advanced to place #251-300 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16, a dramatic rise from its 2014-15 position of #351-400. The list is recognised as one the world’s most prestigious and widely referenced university rankings.

Medical Daily: Grandmothers Who Smoke Cigarettes During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk In Grandchildren

A study presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress finds that children with grandmothers who smoked during pregnancy have a 10 to 22% increased risk of asthma—even when their mothers did not smoke. The study is co-authored by Professor Bertil Forsberg, Department of Publi...

Ewnetu Bayuh Lakew has defended his PhD thesis

Ewnetu Bayuh Lakew has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled ”Autonomous Cloud Resource Provisioning: Accounting, Allocation, and Performance Control”.

New rector at Umeå School of Business and Economics

Sofia Lundberg, Senior Lecturer in Economics, has been appointed as the new rector of Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE) at Umeå University. She assumed the head position on 22 September 2015.

Learning and Plasticity meeting in Äkäslompolo, Finland, April 4-6 2016


A newly discovered mechanism controls the number of immune cells

The proteins CD47 and SIRPα are fundamental to establishing a correct number of immune cells, so-called B lymphocytes. This according to a dissertation by Shrikant Shantilal Kolan from Umeå University.

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