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Our scientists work in wide range of areas from chemistry, biology and computing science to mathematics, physics, design and arcitecture.

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Skytteanska samfundet prize to Nils Skoglund
Skytteanska samfundet prize to Nils Skoglund

Kungl. Skytteanska Samfundet has chosen to give Nils Skoglund the organisation’s prize of SEK 40,000.

Films about research

Film: To be or not be GMO
To be or not be GMO

Stefan Jansson, professor of plant physiology, in a TED-talk about GMO.

Film: Tea time for scientists
Tea time for scientists

Scientists from all over the world using tea bags to measure soil decomposition gathered at Umeå University.

New professors and honorary doctors are installed every year

Government missions

We are researching the Baltic Sea and energy on the government's mission.

Read more about our research in engineering and natural sciences

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Meet our scientists

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Research news

8 million SEK to expertise network for sample preparation
Published: 29 Jan, 2019

Researcher Linda Sandblad receives a grant for improving the accessibility of national infrastructures.

Aesthetic experiences in the gallery of mathematics
Published: 23 Oct, 2014

Manya Raman-Sundström and Lars-Daniel Öhman are tackling beauty in mathematics with great enthusiasm.

Collaboration with industry generates funding for solar energy researchers
Published: 09 Apr, 2019

Kempe Foundations grants SEK 700,000 to world-class spectrophotometer for the Department of Physics.

Developing molecules that disarm Listeria and Chlamydia bacteria
Published: 22 Nov, 2018

Martina Kulén develops new types of antibiotics that do not kill bacteria, but only disarm them.

Doctoral student selected for Nobel meeting in Germany
Published: 04 Apr, 2019

Together with other young scientists Casper de Lichtenberg will meet with Nobel laureates in Germany.

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