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Key figures

Umeå University is one of the nation's leading institutions of higher education, and the largest in northern Sweden. As of 2021, the total number of enrolled students was 37,985, including 903 students at the doctoral level

Quick facts 2021

The information below is based on the most recent annual report.

Total enrolled students: 37,985 including 36,992 at the bachelor's and master's level (64% female, 36% male) and 903 at the doctoral level (52% female, 48% male).
Employees: 4,719 (55% female, 45% male)
Professors: 299 (33% female, 67% male)
Faculties: 4
Departments and units: 39
Research centres (equiv.): 16 (including Umeå School of Education)
Exchange agreements: 857
Partner universities: 399 (in 57 countries)
Annual balance sheet: SEK 4.8 billion

Campus premises

Improvements and changes on the campus premises are constantly occurring. New buildings have been established and existing buildings have been renovated, modernised and expanded. In order to fully comprehend the size of the main campus, it fills an area of 244,703 m2, which is equivalent to approximately 34 football pitches!

Funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU

The EU has established a temporary recovery instrument, NextGenerationEU. The investment will help repair the immediate economic and social damage caused by the covid-19 pandemic. Umeå University has as a part of Sweden’s recovery plan received SEK 50 million to increase the number of full-time students.