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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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Highlights at the Umeå University Annual Celebration

This year’s Annual Celebration kicks off on Friday 21 October with lots of exciting events. Listen to Nobel Peace Prize candidate Denis Mukwege on Friday and choose between an interesting Saturday programme of popular science lectures. Festivities continue with the Annual Celebration Ceremony that s...

Inspiring students on their individual journeys into architecture

“Teaching for me is a joint act, where the student as a person is at the centre. I find it just as important to build students’ self-confidence and identity in the profession as giving them guidance and practical tips on how to advance in their projects,” says Amalia Katopodis, architect and lecture...

Millions into studying the use of robotics in geriatric care

Social robots that adapt to older adults’ feelings and actions. This is what fifteen doctoral students from all over the world will focus on in an EU project led by the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University.

TIME mentions Umeå incontinence exercise app

The American newspaper TIME has paid attention to the exercise app Tät® developed at Umeå University and previously written about on The urinary incontinence exercise app is a part of the project eContinence (Tä and has been developed by researchers at the Department of Public Health an...

Static electricity can control nanoballoon

Molecular sized machines could in the future be used to control important mechanisms in the body. In a recent study, researchers at University of California, Berkeley and Umeå University show how a nanoballoon comprising a single carbon molecule ten thousand times thinner than a human hair can be co...

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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).

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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