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30 years of internationalisation

2016-02-04
The unit of Epidemiology and Global Health at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine recently kicked-off its 30th anniversary celebrations with lectures at Umeå University's event Kunskapsnoden at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.

High risk of falling an early sign of Parkinson’s

2016-02-03
Parkinson’s patients have a higher risk of injurious fall and hip fractures already 26 years before a diagnosis according to a new cohort study at Umeå University. The patient group’s higher proportion of fall-related injuries can partly be explained by reduced balance, which could be a significant ...

Fashion designers make smart collection in new digital textile lab

2016-02-02
In Sliperiet’s state-of-the-art innovation environment in Umeå, designer Minna Palmqvist and artist Ricardo O’Nascimento will explore in what direction textile creation can be taken by the use of new digital technology.

Highest ranking for UPSC Berzelii Centre for Forest Biotechnology

2016-01-29
An international evaluation committee ranks Berzelii Centre for Forest Biotechnology at the Umeå Plant Science Centre with top marks. The Berzelii centre, which has been built up by funding from Vinnova and the Swedish Research Council, is assessed as an exceptionally strong research environment wit...

Swetlana Heger-Davis new rector of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts

2016-01-28
It was the love for the place, the buildings and the international atmosphere that tempted. Since 1 January 2016, Professor Swetlana Heger-Davis is the new rector of Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.

Breakthrough enables ultra fast transport of electrical charges in polymers

2016-01-28
A research team at Umeå University has showed, for the first time, that a very efficient vertical charge transport in semiconducting polymers is possible by controlled chain and crystallite orientation. These pioneering results, which enhance charge transport in polymers by more than 1,000 times, ha...

International workshop on DOING RESEARCH IN EXTREME CONTEXTS

2016-01-27

Life explored in a playful format

2016-01-20
Camilla Hällgren, assistant professor at the Department of Applied Educational Science at Umeå University, has drawn international attention for her latest article on Art Blended Research and for putting the spotlight on pressing social issues through artistic work.

Exercise for people with dementia improves balance and reduces dependence

2016-01-20
Regular exercise improves balance for people with dementia and can reduce dependence on assistance. This according to new research on healthcare for people suffering from dementia conducted at Umeå University, which has now been published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Psoriasis patients have reduced access to efficient treatment method with age

2016-01-19
A new study from Umeå University shows that age plays a huge role when it comes to patients’ access to psoriasis treatment. Researchers who have examined if patients of varying ages have the same access to the most efficient psoriasis treatment, found that an age increase of 30 years resulted in an ...

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