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Media Relations

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

Signature areas

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

Expert list CRISPR-Cas9

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

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

CRISPR-Cas9 was discovered here by Emmanuelle Charpentier, recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

The Arctic

The Arctic is highly prioritised 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

In your question concerts a specific subject area in research or education, you are welcome to contact one of our faulty 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

Ingrid Söderbergh
+46 (0)90-786 60 24
+46 (0)70-604 03 34

Social Science

Elin Andersson
+46 (0)90-786 90 31


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.