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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...

Using snus doubles the risk of alcohol dependency

2015-02-25
People who use snus run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency compared with non-users, and the more one uses snus, the higher the risk. This has been found in a study from Umeå University which was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Future vehicles will be virtually tested before the first prototype is built

2015-02-25
Future cars and trucks will be tested in a virtual environment long before the first vehicle prototype is built. UMIT Research Lab at Umeå University plays a key part when the vehicle manufacturers Scania and Volvo Cars and the simulation companies Algoryx Simulation and Modelon join forces to devel...

Short hospital stay linked to increased risk of death following hip fracture

2015-02-25
Older patients are more likely to die following a short hospital stay for a hip fracture, finds research published in the British Medical Journal today.

Workshop in Neural oscillations and next-generation MEG sensors

2015-02-23
May 27-28, 2015, at Chalmers, Gothenburg.

End Ecoside

2015-02-20
Environmental lawyer Polly Higgins talks about the fight against life-pollution, Wendsday March 18 at 3 pm at Lindellhallen, audiotorium A, Umeå University.

DNA-damage causes immune reaction and inflammation and is linked to cancer development

2015-02-17
For the first time scientists from Umeå University show the importance of DNA damage in fine tuning of our innate immune system and hence the ability to mount the optimal inflammatory response to infections and other biological dangers. The study is published on 17th February in the very prestigious...

Patterns in large data show how information travels

2015-02-16
According to Fariba Karimi, network scientist at Umeå University, analysis of massive online data can reveal what information matters to us and with whom we have most in common. For example, networks can be used to study how information travels from one part of the world to another. She defends her ...

Breakthrough research in environmental chemistry is celebrated after 27 years

2015-02-12
Terry Bidleman, Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry, was one of the first environmental scientists to realize that the atmosphere is an important contributor to persistent organic pollutants in aquatic systems. The most prestigious scientific journal in this field, Environmental Scienc...

Postdoc in psychology with focus on learning and functional brain imaging

2015-02-11

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