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Media Relations

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Our press and media team provide reporters with support and information about Umeå University and its community.

Trending Topics

Looking for information about what's 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

AI is expanding into many new areas of education and research.


Press conference with Emmanuelle Charpentier

A few hours after the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on 7 October 2020, a press conference was held with Emmanuelle Charpentier. Here you can see it in retrospect.

To learn key facts about the University, please visit the About us page. 

General press inquiries

For general inquiries, contact the Communications Office. You can call our press phone number at +46 90 786 50 89 or send an e-mail.

Standard office hours are 8:00 to 16:30 CET, Mondays to Fridays.

Crisis and emergency communications

In the event of an emergency, the press phone number and e-mail 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.


Media contacts for specific subject areas

Questions concerning a specific area in research or education, you are welcome to contact one of our faculty communications officers.


Ola Nilsson
+46 (0)90-786 69 82
+46 (0)70-353 26 48

Arts and Humanities

Per Melander
+46 (0)90-786 93 79


Science and Technology

Sara-Lena Brännström
+46 (0)90-786 72 24

Social Science

Vacant autumn 2023


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 one of our faculty communications officers. 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. 

Can't find what you're looking for? 

Please make an inquiry to the press e-mail.

Latest update: 2022-03-08