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.

Research News

Breakthrough Researcher from Umeå University on BBC World News

2014-11-21
A week ago, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Professor at Umeå University and Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, was honored with a very prestigious award in life sciences: The Breakthrough Prize. This weekend BBC World News will broadcast the award ceremony.

Resting-state workshop December 3rd in Stockholm.

2014-11-17

Professor at Umeå University appointed Honorary Consul

2014-11-14
Peter Sköld, Professor of History and Director of the Arctic Centre at Umeå University (Arcum), has by the Latvian Foreign Ministry been appointed to be the first Latvian honorary consul in Västerbotten.

Announcement of funding from Gösta Skoglund International Fund

2014-11-14
In connection with Gösta Skoglund's 80th birthday in 1983 a fund was created aimed to Umeå University to give scholarships to create the conditions for an international exchange of researchers. Scholarship applications must have an explicit connection to the regional scientific research field. One c...

CFP: Challenge the Past/ Diversify the Future

2014-11-14
March 19-21, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden. A Critical Approach to Visual and Multi-Sensory Representations for History and Culture. Deadline: November 30.

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2014-01-17

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