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The External Relations Office

The External Relations Office is Umeå University's central unit for research funding and collaboration. We offer strategic support, as well as a guiding way in for companies, organisations, and authorities who wish to co-operate with the university.


Anders Wennström, coordinator, research

I am responsible for the area of international research funding and focus on providing information about different funding opportunities and to provide direct support to researchers during the application writing.

Annett Wolf, coordinator, research (absent)
Bodil Formark, coordinator, research (absent)
Erika Sörensson, coordinator, research
Johanna Gardeström, coordinator, project

As coordinator, I provide support and tools to facilitate collaboration between academia and other sectors in society (private, public and NGOs).

Jonas Eriksson, coordinator, project
Karl-Erik Renhorn, other position

I support and develop the process of application for external research funding, an review draft applications. I also teach research funding application writing.

Kristoffer Lindell, other position

Project leader in the area research infrastructure and research information.

Lena Holmberg, communication officer

As a Communications Officer at the External Relations Office, I mainly work with the University website, the intranet (Aurora) and writing texts. 

Markus Boman, coordinator, project
Mats Reinhold, coordinator, project (absent)

I am a doctoral student at the Dep. of Psychology, and I am affiliated with the Gender Research School at the Umeå Center for Gender Studies. My research is about destructive leadership and gender.

Sussi Mikaelsson, accountant

I work as a budget advisor at Grant's Office, where I mainly focus on projects financed by the EU and/or Wallenberg. I am also the Organisationkontoansvarig for Prisma here at Umeå University.