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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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

Vaccination on Campus Umeå

Region Västerbotten offers drop-in vaccination against COVID-19 on Campus Umeå for everyone aged 12 or older.

Featured Stories

Rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations globally affect photosynthesis of peat-forming mosses

Mosses ability to absorb carbon from the atmosphere is highly dependent on water conditons, shows a study.

Climate Impacts Research Centre receives donation of SEK 2 million

A private individual has chosen to bequeath two million kronor to climate research at Umeå University.

Continued on-campus education after the holidays

Teaching and examinations will take place on campus. Keep your distance and stay home in case of symptoms.

Upcoming events

New international students gathering.
Orientation for new international students
Time 13 January at 16:00 until 19 January at 13:00
Place Zoom
The image is a collage, showing a picture of a robot facing three buttons, a red yellow and a green one and pressing the green button. Below the image is the text Hackaton
Hackathon – should and could AI grade students?
Time 08:00 - 18:00
Place Humlab, Social Science Building
Covid-test, held by a person.
Responsible AI and Corona
Time 12:15 - 13:00
Place Online via Zoom
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.

Open climate for groundbreaking research

Many testify that Umeå University has a special climate for research.