WELCOME TO THE COURSE
You have been admitted to the course GIS for Transportation at Umeå University. If you have any questions regarding your course, please read further down on this site. You will find our contact information at the end of this letter. We wish you a warm welcome to the course and hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Umeå!
You need to be registered for the course in the study documentation system to be able to follow the course and to get your results recorded during the course. Online registration is open between 15/01/2019 and 22/01/2019. If you do not register by 22 January at the latest, you risk losing your place (seat).
To be able to sign in at the student website and register online, you need to have activated your Umu-id account.
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Course registration at the student website
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We recommend that you start thinking about your upcoming thesis work in good time before the course begins. We are therefore sending you information on the work of writing a research proposal that you will be working with at the beginning of the course.
Writing a research proposal
A research proposal should have sufficient information to convince your readers that you have an important research idea, that you have a good grasp of the relevant literature and the major issues, and that you have applied a relevant method and theory to answer your questions. Normally, a research proposal should contain all the key elements involved in the research process and include sufficient information for the readers to evaluate the proposed study.
All research proposals should address the following questions:
1. What do you plan to accomplish?
2. Why do you want to do it?
3. How are you going to do it?
It is helpful to, already in the beginning of the research process, frame the research topic and provide the necessary background and context for the research problem. Identify and refer to the most relevant and representative publications. Try to place your research question in the context of either a current "hot" area, or an older area that you can argue are in any way under-researched. Secondly, you need to provide a brief but appropriate historical background. Thirdly, end up in an argument where your proposed research question seems as relevant as possible. Theoretical points of departure should be integrated in the argumentation.
A schedule will be published on the Moodle site for the Master's programme in Law, Gender and Society at least on month before the course starts.Close
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.Close
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.Close
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.Close
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).Close
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:
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.
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For exchange students
If you are an exchange student, you will receive information on arrival about how to activate your account.
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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.
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:
To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.Close
Join a student union
There are three student unions at Umeå University:
They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.Close
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.Close