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A glimpse of life at Umeå University

For nearly 60 years, Umeå University has been evolving as the premier destination of higher education in northern Sweden.

Experience Umeå!

Here are the top 10 reasons to live and study in Umeå.


Good social relations promote active and healthy ageing in Europe

The importance of social ties for the health of ageing people in Europe is in focus in a new doctoral thesis.

Learning about protein aggregates to solve the riddle of ALS

Peter Andersen has found mechanisms that may make it possible to treat or even prevent it.

Umeå chemist prolonged as Wallenberg Academy Fellow

Professor Yaowen Wu, director of UCMR, receives funding for another five years for research on autophagy.

Upcoming events

Photo: Hao Wang
Umeå Cognitive Science Day 2022
Time 10:00 - 15:00
Place MIT.A.121 on campus or via Zoom
Johan Redström, professor in informatics.
Towards More Than Human Design
Time 12:15 - 13:00
Place Online via Zoom
A girl and a man is exploring the Nobel Prize exhibition ""For the Greatest Benefit to Humankind"
Nobel Weekend and Pilgatan's Christmas market at Curiosum
Time 10 December at 11:00 until 11 December at 16:00
Place Curiosum, Östra strandgatan 32, Arts Campus
Climate and sustainability

Umeå University's ambition is to actively contribute to the sustainable transition of society.

Vision and strategies

The vision and basic values form the basis for how students and staff should treat each other and the planet.

Facts and figures

Get a quick snapshot of Umeå University in numbers.