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Faculty of Social Science

Knowledge of social science is a necessary prerequisite for being able to cope with and solve some of today's most pressing global issues, such as the environment, health, poverty, growth and democracy. The research and education done at the faculty focuses in various ways on society and social issues.

Our researchers are of high international standing, having reached prominence in a number of fields such as welfare research, applied IT, gender issues, sustainable development and developmental psychology. Our educational programmes and courses have a solid scientific basis. We put a lot of effort into designing our study programmes so they provide a theoretical foundation and also help students to put that knowledge to practical use within the chosen vocational field.

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USBE Alumni Foundation Prize 2021
USBE Alumni Foundation Prize 2021

This year´s recipient is Mathias Särkimukka, student at The Supply Chain Management Programme.

Great interest in Sujata Patel's installation lecture
Great interest in Sujata Patel's installation lecture

The lecture was entitled "Colonialism and Its Knowledges" and is now available for viewing online.

The number of doctoral students is increasing at Umeå University – with a majority being women
The number of doctoral students is increasing at Umeå University – with a majority being women

200 new doctoral students were admitted in 2020, the highest number in six years. The majority are women.

With an ambition to influence policy
With an ambition to influence policy

Sofia Lundberg combines research on public procurement with the task of leading USBE.

Understanding human nature through sports
Understanding human nature through sports

Paul Davis wants to learn more about how emotions, stress, and relationships affect our performance.