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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.

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FairTax Policy Brief no. 1 published

2017-06-27
FairTax just launched the new FairTax Policy Brief series. The first brief, ”Taxing for equality – a re-emerging tax policy trend in Europe”, is written by professor Åsa Gunnarsson.

Jubilee symposium highlights world-leading infectious disease research

2017-06-26
On 19 June, several of the world's leading scientists in the field of infectious diseases visited Umeå University for a jubilee symposium celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The altered spreading patterns of infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance ...

“Introduce EU own taxes to reach sustainability goals”

2017-06-22
On June 20, 2017, FairTax researcher Margit Schratzenstaller participated as an expert at the European Parliament Budget Committee hearing "Preparing for the MFF (multiannual financial framework) post-2020: assessing strengths and weaknesses of the current MFF system and its relation to the Europe 2...

"Hackfest" gathers experts to develop data program that can predict epidemics

2017-06-22
On 20–22 June, international experts on mosquito-borne diseases from WHO and Umeå University and elsewhere met with software developers from Microsoft to further advance early warnings and response systems for mosquito-borne epidemics. The goal of the three-day meetup is to develop a decision-making...

Strong case for introducing a harmonised EU-nuclear power tax

2017-06-16
In their paper “Sustainability-oriented Future EU Funding: A European Nuclear Power Tax” Fanny Dellinger and Margit Schratzenstaller suggest that there is a case for a EU-wide introduction of a nuclear power tax based on a uniform design.

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Advancement of Research Leaders

Anna Överby Wernstedt is one of the researchers that have been awarded an individual grant for the Advancement of Research Leaders (FFL) by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research.

Her research studies Flavivirus, in particular tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV).

The video has English subtitles.


TEDxUmeå 2016

Kalle Grill is an associate professor of philosophy at Umeå university. He has discussed philosophy, in a professional capacity, with children to middle-aged adults who are considering a change of career or life partner. Check out all our researchers who spoke at TEDxUmeå 2016