Umeå University has four faculties and seven different schools and institutes.
A faculty gathers the closely related subjects through education and research. Umeå University has four faculties: arts, medicine, social sciences, and science and technology. Each faculty is headed by a dean, who is also the chairperson for the respective faculty board. The faculty boards are responsible for scientific research, post-graduate education, as well as undergraduate education within the faculty. The board members are elected to their posts, with exception for the student members.
The schools and institutes at Umeå University offer depth and distinction, and coordinate education and research to promote greater competitiveness within their respective field.