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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities

We teach and conduct research in the fields of language, religion, history, archaeology, philosophy, history of ideas, art, literature, ethnology, media and culture.


Read more about the research conducted at departments and units and about research infrastructures.


The Faculty offers 13 undergraduate and 5 master's programmes and a wide selection of freestanding courses.


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Sweden becomes the new hub for European polar research

European Polar Board (EPB) and the future European Polar Coordination Office (EPCO) are coming to Umeå.

Oskar Lindman och Arvid Särkiniemi, vinnare av Siemens Financial Services Uppsatsstipendium i Finans.
Siemens Financial Services Best Student Thesis Award

The prize is awarded to Oskar Lindman and Arvid Särkiniemi, USBE.

Lone Simonsen och Kim Sneppen
UCMR seminar: Lone Simonsen and Kim Sneppen

Welcome to a UCMR two seminar 30 May at 14:00-16:00 in Major Groove.

Pokal som står på en vit yta
Trio of virus researchers receive award for utilisation

A clinician, a preclinician, and a biomedical analyst demonstrate successful COVID-19 research.

Doctoral students stand in front of Arktikum entrance
Science and creativity explored on Arctic doctoral field trip

Doctoral students at the Arctic Graduate School went on a doctoral course and field trip to Rovaniemi.

People in a forest, carrying deadwood to a large pile of wood
Umeå researchers celebrate forest artwork inauguration

UMU and SLU researchers went to Vännforsbäck for an artwork inauguration.