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Research at Umeå University

Innovative with an international impact

Research at Umeå University is innovative and extends over many disciplines and scientific fields. Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world. Our strong research environments highlight our ambition to conduct high quality international research.

We carry out groundbreaking, top-level international research within such areas as ageing and population studies, infections, and plant and forest biotechnology.

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Designing microwave devices from scratch using computer simulations

2015-05-26 (from 2015-05-21)
For decades, the fundamental design of microwave devices, such as antennas for mobile communication and waveguides used in radars, has essentially relied on the inventiveness of a professional designer. Computer simulations are usually used only in final design stages to fine-tune details in the des...

Designing microwave devices from scratch using computer simulations

2015-05-24 (from 2015-05-21)
For decades, the fundamental design of microwave devices, such as antennas for mobile communication and waveguides used in radars, has essentially relied on the inventiveness of a professional designer. Computer simulations are usually used only in final design stages to fine-tune details in the des...

Media are not social, but people are

2015-05-22
Simon Lindgren, Professor of Sociology at Umeå University. was one of the invited speakers at TEDx Umeå 2015 in Umeå. Simon's research is about how groups and individuals organise and interact through digitally networked media.

Niklas Zechner has defended his licentiate thesis

2015-05-22
Niklas Zechner has defended his licentiate thesis in Computing Science titled ”The Formal Foundations of Authorship Attribution”.

Memory improvement after weight loss

2015-05-21
Weight loss in obese patients with type 2 diabetes can improve the brain’s activation pattern in memory tests and also normalise the metabolism of the stress hormone cortisol. This is shown in a thesis by Andreas Stomby at Umeå University.

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Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

Pioneer Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor at Umeå University, has been selected by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in the world list for 2015. Read more


Ranked 24th in the world of universities under 50 years old. 1st in the Nordic countries.

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