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Profiles and Features

Åsa Strand,  professor vid Institutionen för fysiologisk botanik
Understanding plant signaling systems for more resilient crops

Åsa Strand wants to develop robust crops to ensure food security for the world's population.

Del av jordklotet. Europa sett från rymden med atmosfär och moln.
Building Bridges Through Erasmus+

Umeå University's Erasmus+ Collaboration with Ukrainian and Moldovan Higher Education Institutions.

Man framför filmduk som visar en matematisk matris. Han bär ljusblå skjorta och han har en mikrofonmygga kring örat.
From a techy childhood to a multinational tech company

Thomas Nilsson, former computing science student and PhD student, talks about his career path in an interview.

Nicolò Maccaferri
Physics meets magic as Nicolò Maccaferri tames the light

His research lays the foundation for the light-operated and energy-efficient computers of the future.

Elsa Karlsson Gustafsson
Winner of the Parliaments essay Award 2023

A day at work of Elsa Karlsson Gustafsson

Rector Sofia Lundberg leaves USBE

At the end of this year, she will hand the reigns over and return to being a professor of economics.

Full list of Profiles and Features

EcoChange – for us, and for the sea
We need strong and continuous research on the marine environment, says professor Agneta Andersson.
Published: 2020-08-12
Fish embryos show cocktail effects
The sediments of the seabed serve as large sinks for a variety of environmental toxins. How toxic are they?
Published: 2020-08-12
Old sins cause new problems
Dioxins in herring do not decrease at expected rate. Earlier chlorophenol use may be part of the explanation.
Published: 2020-08-12
Costly to overlook bacterial respiration
If we overlook the role of bacteria respiration, measures might not have the desired effect on oxygen status
Published: 2020-07-03
Ecochange supports sea and water management
The sea and water management needs the results from EcoChange.
Published: 2020-07-03
Underground threat to our national parks
Jonatan Klaminder reckons it’s time to question our attitudes towards these underground diggers.
Published: 2020-06-24
Misleading measurements of water transparency
Measuring water transparency is easy, but it can give misleading results.
Published: 2020-06-11
He was seeking a challenge – came to Umeå
Born and raised in Guatemala. After studies and work in China, USA, Switzerland and Dubai, he then chose Umeå.
Published: 2020-05-29
Technology to enable intelligent embedded systems
Tomas Nordström, professor of Intelligent Embedded Systems is studying advanced learning computer systems.
Published: 2020-04-22
Socially intelligent systems in collaboration with humans
Helena Lindgren's research comprises basic research in AI and applications for increased health.
Published: 2020-04-22
“Important to keep things going and motivate the students”
Chemistry instructor William Siljebo thinks it's important to help the students with study techinques.
Published: 2020-04-21
Maps to explore the information space
Martin Rosvall is professor of theoretical physics with a specialization in computational science
Published: 2020-04-14
"Ask others how things are going and take walks outside"
Jakob Ljungkvist is enrolled in the media and communication studies programme and is studying remotely.
Published: 2020-04-08
When Umeå University completely transitioned to distance learning
Interview with Deputy Vice-Chancellor Heidi Hansson on the complete transition to distance education.
Published: 2020-04-07
“Set many alarm clocks and return to a normal school day routine"
Raman Ali, Master’s programme in industrial engineering and management, on studying remotely.
Published: 2020-04-07