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About Umeå University

Welcome to the flagship university of northern Sweden!

For more than a half century, Umeå University has been evolving as the premier destination of higher education in northern Sweden. Throughout our proud history, we have remained committed to providing a world-class teaching and research environment that is characterised by excellence, innovation, openness and diversity.

Founded in
1965

33,000 enrolled students

60 nationalities represented

40 international degree programmes

UID – rated as best design school in the world

900 international exchange agreements

Inspirational reading

Umeå – a part of the Arctic
Umeå – a part of the Arctic

What is the Arctic? Opinions differ. But Västerbotten counts as the Swedish Arctic.

A sustainable university town
A sustainable university town

A cycle superhighway, electric cargo bikes and a bus stop hub. Sustainable Umeå coming along.