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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.

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Research

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

Education
Education

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

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Wanted: Director of Arctic Graduate School
Wanted: Director of Arctic Graduate School

Senior lecturers and professors at UMU are welcome to apply

Can AI prevent the effects of a pandemic?
Can AI prevent the effects of a pandemic?

A new book on how AI can prevent the effects of a crisis.

Postdocs in Umeå stick together in Umeå Postdoc Society
Postdocs in Umeå stick together in Umeå Postdoc Society

The aim of the society is to attain an attractive environment for postdocs, both socially and academically.

Hunt for pollen begins
Hunt for pollen begins

School pupils beging the Pollen Hunt and the Pollination week is dedicated to pollinating insects.

Aphids don’t spit in the glass, but in plant sap
Aphids don’t spit in the glass, but in plant sap

The gene SLI1 protects arabidopsis and makes aphids spit 20 times before absorbing sugar juice from the plant.

Forestry has little impact on the genetic diversity of the spruce
Forestry has little impact on the genetic diversity of the spruce

Genetic variation in spruce does not differ significantly between cultivated and old forest in Västerbotten.