Facts and Figures

Do you need help making up your mind to study at Umeå University? Here’s a short list of some great reasons why you should come to Umeå:

• Umeå is the European Capital of Culture for 2014, with a growing list of exciting cultural events planned in coming years.

• The city has 168 football pitches (fields), 61 running tracks, 25 tennis courts, three golf courses, 38 swimming areas and all within a short journey of the city centre!

• Umeå is the home of northern Europe's largest sport and fitness facility (IKSU),  located adjacent to the main campus.

• Umeå University prioritises groundbreaking research into areas such as life sciences, biology, human technology, social welfare and ecology.

• Umeå University’s campus is the size of 28 football pitches and more than 40 nationalities are represented among students and staff.

• Umeå is situated in the county (Västerbotten) with the lowest crime rate in Sweden.

• There are around 30,000 students in Umeå – making it a fun, sociable and creative place to live and study.


One of Sweden's Fastest Growing Cities

Founded in 1622

117,500 residents

Median Age: 38

130 Nationalities

2 Universities

Over 37,000 students

Area: 2,317 km²

5,000 new jobs in the private sector in the past eight years

European Capital of Culture for 2014