Umeå is not only the largest city in northern Sweden, but also one of the country's fastest growing cities. It is a vibrant city with a young population that encourages free-thinking and open-mindedness.
We are proud to provide an inspiring educational environment that stimulates creative learning and innovation. At Umeå University, we strive to provide a truly international academic experience.
10 reasons to choose Umeå University
1. Satisfied students
Top-ranked in Europe for international student satisfaction. Learn more
2. Academic excellence
Professional and dedicated teachers along with world leading research. Read about Emmanuelle Charpentier, co-discoverer the CRISPR-Cas9 mechanism in bacteria, which became a gene editing tool now used in research labs world wide.
3. First-class facilities and a modern setting
Umeå University is renowned for its comprehensive educational approach and creative learning environments, such as Humlab-X at the Umeå Arts Campus.
4. Breathtaking nature
Experience the Northern Lights, arctic landscape, endless summer nights and beautiful open countryside.
5. Highly international
Students, faculty and staff from all corners of the globe. Over 130 nationalities are represented in Umeå municipality.