In 2017, Umeå University put a specific focus on the Arctic – a highly pressing subject considering the climate change that is upon us. On this page, we have gathered some Arctic articles from Think no. 1 2017. You can also read more about arctic research on www.umu.se/en/arctic.

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Umeå is a part of the Arctic

Umeå is a part of the Arctic

In Sweden, we have had a tendency to purposely take a distance from the Arctic region, but things are changing. Nowadays, both the Norrbotten and Västerbotten counties count as the Swedish Arctic. Thi... Read more


Population studies in the hinterland

Population studies in the hinterland

The traditional idea of rural Sweden must be challenged, according to researcher duo Dean and Doris Carson, who are both affiliated with the Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University. They are also on... Read more


With Sami health in focus

With Sami health in focus

Indigenous peoples’ health is generally worse than the average population. The difference in life expectancy can be as high as 15 years. But in order to explain the Swedish health situation, an import... Read more


Climate-driven species on the move affect humans

Climate-driven species on the move affect humans

A comprehensive international study published today in Science describes how humans are affected when climate changes cause species to distribute unexpectedly across land and in water. Global changes to ecology have implications on humans that are becoming increasingly conspicuous – and it covers anything from health risks, economical threats, and conflicts over fisheries resources to affected access to global crops.


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ThinkThe Arctic is the theme of the latest issue of Think.

We stop by the village Pausele – where Dean and Doris Carson conduct their research on the future of village life – and find out more about Sweden’s only Arctic Research Centre, Arcum, in Umeå. It also covers the man behind the Gulf Stream – Johan Sandström – who was born in Vindeln here in Västerbotten County.

Read Think 2017