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WELCOME TO THE COURSE

Democracy, Human Rights and Sustainability: Global Perspectives in Education

Please note that due to how the Covid-19 pandemic developes in Sweden, the will be held online. Welcome! Here you will find important and useful information. Please read it carefully by clicking on each heading. If you have questions regarding the course, please use the contact form below.  Enjoy your studies with us!

How to start

  • 1. Your offer

    You have been admitted. If you want to keep your place (seat), you do not have to reply to your offer.

    If you do not want to keep your place you should decline your offer by logging in to 'My pages' on universityadmissions.se, and follow the instructions. You should click "I wish to decline this offer" next to the course or programme you want to decline.

    If you see "Reserve" next to your course or programme in the Notification of selection results, this means that you've been placed on a waiting list for that course/programme.

    Support for students with disabilities

    If you are in need of special support due to disability, you should apply for that in good time before you start your studies. Find more information about support for studying with disabilities.

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  • 2. Register on the course

    This course uses online course registration. You register by entering the Student Web (see instructions below). IMPORTANT! Registration must be made within the period 23 August 2021 and 31 August 2021.

    It is very important that you register during these dates. If you have not registered before deadline, you may loose your seat on the course. After the registration window has closed vacant seats are offered to students on waiting lists.

    For instructions please read:
    Course registration through the Student Web

    If you encounter issues with the registration, or if you are admitted with conditions, you need to contact your study counsellor.

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  • 3. Course start

    30 August 2021

    Time: See Schedule

    Location: Online. See Schedule

    The course may not have a traditional schedule but a Study Guide instead. Please visit your online platform, https://www.canvas.umu.se/, for more information. If you have a schedule it will be available under "My Page" in the Student portal four (4) weeks before the course starts (requires Umu-Id and password). You can also use the link above to search for your schedule by term, course code and application code.

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About the course

  • Course information

     You will conduct studies both by yourself and as part of a group. You, with assistance of the course coordinator, literature, online lectures and seminars will complete your assignments. Much within the course is created around the participants' activities where all students' previous experiences and questions are equally important.

    Communication between students and teachers will take place mainly in the online forums, email, chat functions etc. through the online learning platform. It is important to access the platform in the start of the course. The online course platform provides you with course information, additional literature and support in terms of resources, such as pre-recorded online lectures and discussion boards.

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  • Further informaiton

    Online course platform
    You can access the online course platform with your Umu-Id four weeks before the course starts. You must log in before the 30 August 2021, 23.55 pm (CET). After that date it is no longer possible to access the platform without approval from the department.

    Access your course platform

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  • Do you have questions?

    Do you have questions regarding the course, please use the Contact form found last on this page.

    Important! Replies from staff during the Summer period July 2021-August 2021 may be delayed due to Summer holidays. Please turn to Infocenter with your questions during that time period.

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New at Umeå University

  • Information due to COVID-19

    Thank you for choosing Umeå University! We really look forward to seeing you. Until October, most of the teaching at the university will take place online. But the library group study rooms and study spaces are open from the start of the semester. Please remember to keep your distance when using these spaces.

    The exact plan for the rest of the autumn semester has not yet been decided. At some point this autumn, we will likely all be able to meet on campus again, but the way back needs to be gradual. The university is planning on reaching a new decision about the autumn semester in mid-August. Unfortunately, we can’t give you any clear information about how your specific education will be affected quite yet. But stay updated through the Student web.

    Changes due to COVID-19

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  • Checklist for admitted students

    Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University. It includes: how to secure housing, getting a residence permit (for citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland), tuition payment (if applicable), travel directions and more.

    To the checklist for admitted Students

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  • Recommended arrival times

    International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but not later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme.

    If you will have housing through the International Housing Office you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.

    Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.

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  • Orientation

    Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the term (Autumn) or the same day as the term starts (Spring).

    More about the Orientation this term.

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  • Activate your user account

    As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start in order to, for instance:

    • access the internet in computer labs and the university's wireless network
    • register for courses
    • submit assignments and verify your study results
    • access your student e-mail

    If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the term start.

    I want to learn more about my user account (Umu-id)

    For exchange students
    If you are an exchange student, you will receive information on arrival about how to activate your account.

    Help! It's not working
    If you are having problems activating your account or logging in, please contact our Servicedesk. You will find answers to common questions, and can submit enquiries.

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  • Get your UmU card

    When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:

    • building access
    • borrowing card for the University Library system
    • copying and printing card.

    To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.

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  • Join a student union

    There are three student unions at Umeå University:

    • Umeå Student Union
    • Umeå Student Union of Science and Technology
    • Umeå Medical Sciences Student Union.

    They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.

    Become a member of a student union!

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  • The website for current students

    The website for current students has all sorts of information about services, support, legal and practical matters at Umeå University. You can sign in to the learning platforms, see your schedule and course overview, register for a course, get a study certificate, apply for a degree or sign up for an examination.

    Student life begins here

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Contact us

Please be aware that the University is a public authority and that what you write here can be included in an official document. Therefore, be careful if you are writing about sensitive or personal matters in this contact form. If you have such an enquiry, please call us instead. All data will be treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.