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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

“All life is problem solving”
In his research Frank Figge tackles sustainability issues crucial for the future of mankind.
Published: 2021-11-15
Is ‘Lagom’ part of degrowth?
Fika Pitch on how the concept of 'lagom' in a Swedish context can be seen from a degrowth perspective.
Published: 2021-11-15
I saw the need for public health intervention
Cartrine Anyango, PhD student at the Department of epidemiology and global health, want to make difference.
Published: 2021-11-04
From subject teacher to professor
Maria Rönnlund, new professor of educational work, has studied pupils’ participation and influence at school.
Published: 2021-10-28
How sport is organised affects society
How do sport organisations distribute power and resources? Read interview with professor Josef Fahlén.
Published: 2021-10-25
They strengthen the academic environment with new perspectives
Newly recruited associate professors from four countries strengthen Umeå School of Architecture.
Published: 2021-10-20
ROBUST portrait: Quang Evansluong
On societal challenges in Sweden and Vietnam and being a researcher with a multicultural background.
Published: 2021-10-13
“We need to stop telling women to step up”
If you ask Ann Öhman, the uneven gender distribution in academia is no insoluble problem.
Published: 2021-10-12
Fearless and ground-breaking environmental economist
Runar Brännlund, one of Umeå University’s most outspoken voices is preparing to draw back.
Published: 2021-10-06
Studying the interplay between host cell and pathogen
Barbara Sixt wants to know how human cells can fight pathogenic bacteria.
Published: 2021-10-04
Head of the Arctic Research School
Arctic Centre welcomes our new colleague Linda Lundmark.
Published: 2021-10-01
Visiting professor André de Roos shakes up established ideas in theoretical ecology
Mathematicians call him ecologist, ecologists a mathematician. André is a comfortable interdisciplinaire.
Published: 2021-09-29
Sustainable for Arctic forest owners
Biodiversity has become more important for forest owners in the north, but the reason is still unknown.
Published: 2021-09-27
International collaboration leads to a firm foundation
International collaboration leads to strong research of high quality within the research programme EcoChange.
Published: 2021-09-24
Wants to get closer to a solution to Parkinson’s disease
Sara af Bjerkén is determined to figure out what role noradrenaline has in this context.
Published: 2021-09-22