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Departments, sections, units and offices

Most of the education and research at Umeå University takes place at departments or their sub-divisions referred to as sections. Research can also take place at units and centres. The University Administration consists of offices available to support research and education and exercise public authority. This page provides a list of the entities making up Umeå University.

List of entities


Arctic Centre at Umeå University


Bildmuseet (Museum of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture)
Biobank Research Unit


Campus Services Office
Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Physics (CMTF)
Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research at Umeå University (CEDAR)
Centre for Digital Social Research (DIGSUM)
Centre for Educational Development
Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE)
Centre for Principal Development
Centre for Regional Science at Umeå University
Centre for Sami Research (Cesam) - Várdduo
Centre for Sustainable Cement and Quicklime Production
Centre for Transdisciplinary AI
Climate Impacts Research Centre (CIRC)
Communications Office


Department of Applied Educational Science
Department of Applied Physics and Electronics
Department of Chemistry
Department of Clinical Microbiology
Department of Clinical Sciences
Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Computing Science
Department of Creative Studies (Teacher Education)
Department of Culture and Media Studies
Department of Diagnostics and Intervention
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science
Department of Education
Department of Epidemiology and Global Health
Department of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science
Department of Geography
Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Department of Informatics
Department of Language Studies
Department of Law
Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
Department of Medical and Translational Biology
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Department of Medical Biosciences
Department of Molecular Biology
Department of Nursing
Department of Odontology
Department of Physics
Department of Plant Physiology
Department of Political Science
Department of Psychology
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine
Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Department of Social Work
Department of Sociology


Environmental Archaeology Lab
European CBRNE Centre


Faculty Office, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty Office, Faculty of Medicine
Faculty Office, Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty Office, Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty Office, Umeå School of Education
Financial Office


High Performance Computing Centre North (HPC2N)
Human Resources Office


ICT Services and System Development
Internal Audit Office
International Office


Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS)
Legal Affairs Office


Planning Office
Property Management Office


Research Support and Collaboration Office


Student Services Office


The Innovation Office at Umeå University


Umeå Academy of Fine Arts
Umeå Centre for Comparative Biology (UCCB)
Umeå Centre for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI)
Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS)
Umeå Centre for Microbial Research (UCMR)
Umeå Institute of Design (UID)
Umeå Marine Sciences Centre (UMF)
Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre (UMERC)
Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)
Umeå School of Architecture (UMA)
Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE)
Umeå School of Education
Umeå University Library
Unit of Economic History
Unit of Police Work
University Administration
University Management


Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University (WCMM)

Latest update: 2024-02-01