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.