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.

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NLAFET – a high-profile computing research project funded with nearly €4 million

Umeå University together with three international partners have been funded with nearly 4 million euros (3,907,375) for a front-line research project focusing on novel methods and software for the future supercomputer systems. The project named NLAFET is one of the high-profile extreme-scale computi...

Million grant for the future of supercomputers

Umeå University, together with three international partners, has been granted over 36 million sek to a major research project on methods and software for future supercomputers.

Faculty of Social Sciences holds Anniversary Symposium

The Faculty of Social Sciences celebrates Umeå University’s 50th anniversary with an Anniversary Symposium on 24 November in Aula Nordica on the theme of “Making Social Science Matter". The event is open to the public.

“Green light in the tunnel”: Opinion of the Swedish Board of Agriculture – a CRISPR-Cas9-mutant but not a GMO

The Swedish Board of Agriculture has, after questions from researchers in Umeå and Uppsala, confirmed the interpretation that some plants in which the genome has been edited using the CRISPR-Cas9 technology do not fall under the European GMO definition. This is important for the wide use of such pla...

Female employment and taxation

At the EU conference on "Individual taxation and employment" a number of European experts discussed the impact of individual taxation on female employment. Åsa Gunnarsson, Professor of Law at Umeå University, noted that individual taxation was introduced in Sweden in 1971 as the authorities looked t...

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Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

Pioneer Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor at Umeå University, has been selected by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in the world list for 2015. Read more