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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. 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.

Research News

The Bordeaux Neurocampus Conference, Aging of memory functions: Where are we now?, September 26-28 2018 in Bordeaux, France


Battling antibiotic resistance - New movie by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Scientists from KBC, The Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) and Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR) contributed to the new film on antibiotic resistance.

Best paper award

Maxim Vlasov, Business Administration, has received ”the best paper award” for his article ”Ecological embedding of entrepreneurship for resilience – An empirical study of regenerative agriculture” at the Conference Sustainability, Ethics, Entrepreneurship (SEE 2018), Washington DC, USA.

Symposium on Head trauma in sports and risk for dementia, May 24-25 2018 at Nobel Forum at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.


Award to granular bulk vision in innovation idea competition

MBV Systems was awarded at SIP STRIM and EIT RawMaterials annual innovation idea competition. The winning pitch, awarded with 600.000 SEK, describe a new technique for granular bulk vision based on state-of-art measurement system and mathematical models for granular flow that was developed recently ...

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How children plan their movements

Erik Domellöf, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology and Wallenberg Academy Fellow, is using advanced digital technology to study how children plan their movements. His findings may form the basis for new diagnostic methods and training models for children with functional disabilities as for example autistic conditions.

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation