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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.

News

“If we continue to eat like we do today we will destroy the planet”

To tackle climate change, we must eat less meat. But what really makes people change their diets?

Design evolution through the martial art of Capoeira

Nicholas Torretta draws inspiration from Capoeira to shine a light on power structures in design thinking.

Robots that recognize and express intentions

Getting intelligent computer programmes to recognize and express intentions is complex, new thesis shows.

Upcoming events

Bildmuseet
Sun
2
Oct
GUEST TOUR / GUNILLA BANDOLIN
Time 14:00 - 15:00
Place Bildmuseet
Illustration of virtual meetings
Wed
5
Oct
Meet Umeå University – virtual study fair
Time 11:00 - 15:00
Place Online platform
One chair, one dancer
Thu
13
Oct
One One One
Time 12:10 - 12:40
Place Ljusgården, Teacher Education Building
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.