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Press and media

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On this page, all journalists can find the University's fastest contact routes, expert lists, press releases and image archives. Do not hesitate to get in touch, we are here to help!

Signature areas

Looking for information about what is unique and noteworthy about Umeå University? Explore some of our signature areas here.

Expert list: War in Ukraine

Experts in several different areas that may be relevant in reporting and monitoring the war in Ukraine.

Expert list: CRISPR-Cas9

Find an expert in the field of CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors.

The Arctic

The Arctic is highly prioritized at Umeå University. Our range of expertise is unique.

Artificial intelligence

Over 50 years' experience of education and research and nearly 100 AI researchers. Learn more.

General press inquiries

  • For general inquiries use the press phone number: +46 90-786 50 89 or send an email to press@umu.se. Our standard office hours are 8:00 to 16:30 CET, Mondays to Fridays.
  • To learn key facts about the University, please visit the About Umeå University page
  • For questions about research and researchers, please contact the faculty communicatons officers at the four different faculties directly, see contact information below.

Crisis and emergency communications

In the event of an emergency, the regular press phone number and email will be on standby for longer hours in order to assist the media and relay questions to the crisis management team.

Not a journalist?

For general public inquiries or concerns, please contact Infocenter.


Communications officers at the four faculties

For questions about research and researchers, please contact the faculty communications officers at the four different faculties directly.


Ola Nilsson
+46 90-786 69 82
+46 70-353 26 48

Claes Björnberg


Claes Björnberg
+ 46 90-786 75 86
+ 46 70-775 99 11

Arts and Humanities

Per Melander
+46 90-786 93 79

Science and Technology

Sara-Lena Brännström
+46 90-786 72 24

Social Sciences

Charlotte Ståhl
+46 90-786 74 89


Media resources

Our photographers, writers and media production professionals are constantly preparing images, press releases and other resources that are openly available for editorial use. 

Find an expert

Are you looking for an expert in a specific field? Browse our lists of experts or contact the faculty communications officer at the four different faculties directly. You can also try to search for specific keywords on our staff pages. 

News stories on the Umeå University website

Here on the Umeå University website, you can browse and read news stories, profiles and features about research and education, campus life and Umeå University's role in the wider community. 

Cannot find what you are looking for? 

Please make an inquiry to the press email on press@umu.se.

Latest update: 2024-02-06