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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 in society.

Featured Stories

Inactive proteases important for plant development

Laxmi Mishra has used Arabidopsis thaliana to gain new knowledge about proteases in plant chloroplasts.

New findings about ions around comets

Sofia Bergman's thesis gives scientists new possibilities to study low-energy ions in space.

Master’s students suggest actions for a sustainable campus

Social sustainability is in focus when students challenge the university’s sustainability measures.

Upcoming events

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Conference: Digital History in Sweden
Time 9 December at 08:00 until 10 December at 17:00
Place Humlab / ZOOM
Human Brain, photo: Bret Kavanaugh
Umeå Cognitive Science Day 2021
Time Today 10:00 - 14:45
Place Zoom
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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.