Sweden in the EU - Academic Perspectives and Competitive Intelligence
Welcome! You have been admitted to the course Sweden in the EU - Academic Perspectives and Competitive Intelligence at the Department of Political Science. Here you will find important information about what you need to do to start the course. You will also find some more information about the course, the university and life as a student in Umeå. You are also welcome to contact us using the contact form. We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Umeå!
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Registration at the student website 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 January 11, 2023 and January 20, 2023. If you do not register by January 20 at the latest, you risk losing your place.
To be able to sign in at the student website and register online, you need to have activated your Umu-id account.
The course analyses the debate about EU's future development, as well as questions about the impact of EU membership on Swedish democracy and constitutional practice, not least the regarding the parliament and the political parties. It provides an opportunity to do research on Swedish democracy within the EU. During the course, students write a short essay in the format of a journal articles in a chosen area. The course provides working skills and is also preparatory for postgraduate studies.
For this course we use the learning platform Canvas. There you will find all you need, for example the schedule, instructions for seminars, a list of course participants, and notices from the teacher. This is also where you hand in your own work.
To be able to log into Canvas you need an activated user account (Umu-id).
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.
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International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular semester, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but no later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme or course.
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Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.
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 semester (Autumn) or the same day as the semester starts (Spring).
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester 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 start of the semester.
Students at Umeå University have free access to the programmes of Microsoft Office 365. This means that you have access to Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Whiteboard Forms, your student email and other services which can facilitate your studies and your collaboration with other students. To access Office 365 you need to activate your UmU-id.