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Profiles and Features

Johan RedströmProfessor vid Designhögskolan vid Umeå universitet
Sustainable design for the future goes beyond individual needs

Researcher Johan Redström challenges the traditional view of design and who it is really for.

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.

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Building Bridges Through Erasmus+

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

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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

Full list of Profiles and Features

Beyond the moment - brain research then, now and in the future
At UFBI, the brain and memory are studied through longitudinal studies using MRI and PET.
Published: 2023-06-09
Shut up and write!
We visit Shut up and write!, a writing group for PhD students.
Published: 2023-05-30
“The most exciting full-time activity of my life”
What is like to study at the Umeå School of Architecture? Interview with master's student Frida Block.
Published: 2023-05-25
Umeå Arts Campus is sparkling with creativity in preparation for graduation exhibitions
Umeå Arts Campus is buzzing with life before the degree exhibitions. Follow some of the students.
Published: 2023-05-22
How do we make sure the transformation is just and fair?
Camilla Sandström’s research on climate and environmental policy landed her a UNESCO professorship.
Published: 2023-05-17
New professor in population studies at Umeå University
Anna Baranowska-Rataj is a new Professor in Population Studies specialising in register-based research.
Published: 2023-04-19
"My time at Umeå University helped me achieve my career goals"
Alumnus Asim Mehmood from Pakistan hopes to make a long-lasting impact in his community and beyond.
Published: 2023-03-08
Ukrainian student Sergiy Borodin received donated funds
Student Sergiy Borodin fled Ukraine and got a place as an exchange student in Umeå.
Published: 2023-02-22
Fellowship in Wales increases knowledge in pelvic surgery
Read about Martin Rutegård and how he describe the life in Wales, where he will spend a year on a fellowship.
Published: 2023-02-16
"I feel quite satisfied with what I leave behind"
Hand surgery attracted to a life in the north.
Published: 2023-01-25
With focus on indigenous people’s involvement in international politics
Luke Laframboise is a doctoral student in Sami studies, focusing on indigenous politics and Arctic relations.
Published: 2022-12-16
"Important discoveries are waiting in the gaps between disciplines"
Rickard Sjöberg moves between academic disciplines, but says he often realizes that the gap isn't so wide.
Published: 2022-12-14
Advanced microscope provides frozen snapshots at atomic level
Umeå's cryo-electron microscope attracts students and researchers from all over the world.
Published: 2022-11-30
Learning about protein aggregates to solve the riddle of ALS
Peter Andersen has found mechanisms that may make it possible to treat or even prevent it.
Published: 2022-11-28
André Mateus researches the interaction between gut flora and drugs
André Mateus researches how drugs and the microbiome in the human gut work together.
Published: 2022-11-22