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Open climate for groundbreaking research

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

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.


”Unequal conditions risk becoming normalised"

An Umeå-based analysis has been conducted on sexual harassment and gender-based vulnerability in academia.

Surge of interest for the effects of the pandemic on the European Arctic

Almost fifty visitors and a professional broadcast of seminar on COVID-19 in the European Arctic.

Regarding the war in Ukraine

Information about the university's measures, relevant research and experts in the area.

Upcoming events

Flower with bee
Fascination of Plants Day 2022 in Umeå
Time 11:00 - 15:00
Place Curiosum
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Meet Umeå University - virtual study fair
Time 11:00 - 14:00
Place Virtual
Fascad of Bildmuseet art museum.
Curator's tour of Eva Koťátkovás exhibition
Time 14:00 - 15:00
Place Bildmuseet
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.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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