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.
In this year's Shanghai Jiaotong Academic Ranking of World Universities, Umeå University is again placed among the world's top 300 instiutions. In addition, Umeå is ranked among the top 150 in the field of life and agricultural sciences and top 200 in clinical medicine and pharmacy.
Lena Palmquist has defended her Lic Thesis entitled “Exploring self-efficacy in end-user programming – a feminist approach".
Vinnova grants four million kronor on a two-year research project run in collaboration between Umeå University, Algoryx Simulation, LKAB and Optimation. The industry fund the project with an equal amount. Detailed computer simulations will enable new methods for control of systems for processing and...
A drug that is commonly used to treat anxiety in humans and which regularly finds its way into surface waters through wastewater effluence has been shown to reduce mortality rates in fish.
Göran Sandberg, professor of plant physiology and former Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University, made the list of the world's highly cited researchers in the sciences and social sciences by Thomson Reuters.