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– Innovative with an international impact

Research at Umeå University is innovative and extends over many disciplines and scientific fields. We carry out groundbreaking, top-level international research within such areas as ageing and population studies, infection biology, global health, and plant and forest biotechnology.

Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world.

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UPSC celebrates 50 years of Plant Science in Umeå

2017-08-14
The Department of Plant Physiology started its work at Umeå University in 1967. It is now part of the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC), a world leading plant research institute. UPSC celebrates the 50 years anniversary with a three-day lasting symposium about the past, the present and the future of ...

New research horizons with voyage of scientific discovery on the Baltic Sea

2017-07-25
Drawing on mankind’s earliest spirit of adventure, nine teams of Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) researchers and international peers will forge new ideas together on the sailing ship ‘Thor Heyerdahl’ in the summer of 2017.

Climatic stability resulted in the evolution of more bird species

2017-07-17
More species of birds have accumulated in genera inhabiting climatically stable areas. This is shown by a new study from Umeå University.

Åsa Gunnarsson invited as expert at Tax Fairness conference in Brussels

2017-07-06
In Brussels June 28-29, 2017, the European Commission’s DG for Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD) arranged a conference on Tax Fairness in Europe. The conference hoped to be able to discuss how fairness and taxation can go hand in hand. Åsa Gunnarsson, professor at Umeå Forum for studies on Law and ...

Åsa Gunnarsson invited as expert at Tax Fairness Conference in Brussels

2017-07-06
In Brussels June 28-29, 2017, the European Commission’s DG for Taxation and Customs Union (TAXUD) arranged a conference on Tax Fairness in Europe. The conference hoped to be able to discuss how fairness and taxation can go hand in hand.

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TEDxUmeå 2017

Listen to chemistry professor Fredrik Almqvist’s TED Talk on antibiotic resistance and alternative solutions to the problem.

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TEDxUmeå 2017

Elza Dunkels is a researcher in the field of online youth culture. Listen to her TED Talk about cyber bullying, children's cartoon Bamse and teaching adults to recognize "fake news". 

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