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Departments and Research Centres

Read about the research conducted at the departments and the research centres at the faculty.


Applied Physics and Electronics


Computing Science

Ecology and Environmental Science

Institute of Design

Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Molecular Biology


Plant Physiology

Science and Mathematics Education

Umeå School of Architecture

Institutes and schools

Umeå School of Architecture

Umeå Institute of Design

Research Centres

Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Physics – CMTF

European CBRNE Centre

High Performance Computing Center North - HPC2N

Marksaneringscentrum Norr - MCN

Umeå Marine Sciences Centre - UMF

Umeå Mathematics Education Research Centre

Umeå Plant Science Centre - UPSC

Research units

Climate Impacts Research Centre, CIRC
CIRC provide a scientific platform for research, teaching and public outreach in Abisko, serving a key role in Umeå University´s activities in the Arctic.

Herbarium UME

It is a public research herbarium encompassing approximately 300 000 specimens of vascular plants, mosses, algae, fungi and lichens from all parts of the world, but mainly from northern Sweden.


IceLab (Integrated Science Lab) is a hub for research and education building theories and methods to understand living systems with tools from physics and mathematics.


Sliperiet gathers academic and industry partners to create a strong area for research and innovation, a competence cluster within digital manufacturing, sustainable building and 3D technology in the north of Sweden. Umeå School of Architecture and the Department of Applied Physics and Electronics take part in the project.