Think is Umeå University's magazine and web site focusing on research, education and outreach through interviews, reports, films and photos. A theme for 2017 is the Arctic – a highly pressing subject as climate change is upon us.

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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 one example of the migration and development often forgotten about in present-day analyses. Read more


Arctic's future in the spotlight at upcoming conference

Arctic's future in the spotlight at upcoming conference

Our climate is warming and the fastest change takes place in the North. So, what societal challenges await? Will the Arctic still be habitable for humans? How will natural resources be distributed? On 8–12 June 2017, world-leading researchers will gather in the hundreds at ICASS IX at Umeå University to discuss the future for people and societies in the North.


Widening the image of the Arctic

Widening the image 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. This also helps Umeå University to uphold status as the Arctic University in Sweden. Read more


Experience Arctic Abisko 27–28 June

Experience Arctic Abisko 27–28 June

2017-06-02 Abisko in North Sweden holds a special place in the heart of Umeå University during its Arctic year in 2017. The Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC) and its collaborative partners bid you a warm welcome to the inauguration of a research trail aimed at the public and the Abisko Research-based Teaching Platform. The press is invited to experience Arctic climate research with a guided tour of the Nuolja research trail and a chance to enjoy the midnight sun.


Once dangerous, now under threat – and where have millions of people gone?

Once dangerous, now under threat – and where have millions of people gone?

2017-03-20 It is cold, bare and desolate. Never-ending winter. Not a human being in sight, albeit occasionally a polar bear. Or a penguin. That’s the image of the Arctic that is etched to the retinas (or may it be consciousness) of far too many observers.


With Sami health in mind

With Sami health in mind

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 important piece of the puzzle is missing. Read more


Climate-driven species on the move affect humans

Climate-driven species on the move affect humans

2017-03-30 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 – which is out now.

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.

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