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The revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool

CRISPR-Cas9 was discovered here by Emmanuelle Charpentier, recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

A glimpse of life at Umeå University

Umeå is not only the largest city in northern Sweden, but also one of the country's fastest growing cities.


A new way to detect infection

The detection of physical forces produced by bacterial infection can initiate the immune response.

The future of teaching?

Is VR the new classroom technology?

Swedish course for foreign scientists focuses on daring to speak

Questions and laughter abound when internationally recruited researchers meet for an intensive Swedish course.

Upcoming events

New international students arriving to a previous Orientation programme.
Orientation for new international students
Time 13:00 - 16:00
Place Aula Nordica
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.