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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

MIMS hosted successful seventh National Infection Biology Network meeting

2017-10-23
On 17-18 October, the National Infection Biology (NIB) Network held its seventh meeting, NIB 2017, at the Djurönäset Conference Hotel outside of Stockholm. The meeting was preceded by workshops on science communication and career planning, held 16-17 October for members of The National Doctoral Prog...

EcoChange participates in worldwide contaminant monitoring

2017-10-23
Persistent organic pollutants, POPs, can be harmful to living organisms even in low concentrations. They are stable and persistent, and can be found far away from their sources. Until recently the systematic monitoring of these substances has been done mainly in air. Focus is now gradually moving to...

New function in gene-regulatory protein discovered

2017-10-20
Researchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell. In the article, they show how the protein CBP affects the expression of genes through its interaction with the basal machinery ...

The Annual Celebration at Umeå University

2017-10-19
The Annual Celebration at Umeå University takes place in late October every year. This year two Professors (Jim Andersén and Giovanni Forchini) from USBE will be installed and Social Sciences Honorary Doctor Professor Stewart Clegg from UTS, Sydney, Australia, will be conferred. USBE researcher Tomm...

Double celebration with HM King Carl XVI on campus

2017-10-18
This year, Umeå University gets the honour of welcoming the Swedish King to the University’s Annual Celebrations. At the same time, the King receives his 70th birthday present in the form of an arctic seminar. The Annual Celebration starts on Friday 20 October consisting of an exhibit, lectures open...

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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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