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Umeå University ranked among the world's top 300

2014-08-19
In this year's Shanghai Jiaotong Academic Ranking of World Universities, Umeå University is again placed among the world's top 300 instiutions. In addition, Umeå is ranked among the top 150 in the field of life and agricultural sciences and top 200 in clinical medicine and pharmacy.

Lena Palmquist has defended her Lic Thesis

2014-08-18
Lena Palmquist has defended her Lic Thesis entitled “Exploring self-efficacy in end-user programming – a feminist approach".

Grant for research on simulation of flowing granular material

2014-08-15
Vinnova grants four million kronor on a two-year research project run in collaboration between Umeå University, Algoryx Simulation, LKAB and Optimation. The industry fund the project with an equal amount. Detailed computer simulations will enable new methods for control of systems for processing and...

Water-polluting anxiety drug reduces fish mortality

2014-08-08
A drug that is commonly used to treat anxiety in humans and which regularly finds its way into surface waters through wastewater effluence has been shown to reduce mortality rates in fish.

Göran Sandberg among world's highly cited researchers

2014-07-25
Göran Sandberg, professor of plant physiology and former Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University, made the list of the world's highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences by Thomson Reuters.

Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis

2014-07-10
Researchers from Umeå University have explored two different ways that allow unprecedented experimental insights into the reaction sequence leading to the formation of oxygen molecules in photosynthesis. The two studies have been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Interlayer distance in graphite oxide gradually changes when water is added

2014-06-27
Physicists from Umeå University and Humboldt University in Berlin have solved a mystery that has puzzled scientists for half a century. They show with the help of powerful microscopes that the distance between graphite oxide layers gradually increases when water molecules are added. That is because ...

Emmanuelle Charpentier receives Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

2014-06-24
Emmanuelle Charpentier, group leader at MIMS and guest professor at Umeå Centre for Microbial Research, Umeå University, is one of the awardees of the Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research 2014. The award is presented by the biotechnology and healthcare company Johnson & Johnson and is endo...

Fernström Prize for public health research in low- and middle-income countries

2014-06-18
Nawi Ng wins the 2014 award of shipowner Erik K. Fernström’s prize, dedicated to "younger and particularly promising scientists".

Post-doctoral research position in Economics

2014-06-17

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