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Profiles and Features

“The best thing about IDS is the mixed disciplines”
“The best thing about IDS is the mixed disciplines”

Johan Iraeus does research on preventing and mitigating vehicle collision injuries at Chalmers.

“Important to keep things going  and motivate the students"
“Important to keep things going and motivate the students"

Chemistry instructor William Siljebo thinks it's important to help the students with study techinques.

Technology to enable intelligent embedded systems
Technology to enable intelligent embedded systems

Tomas Nordström, professor of Intelligent Embedded Systems is studying advanced learning computer systems.

Socially intelligent systems in collaboration with humans
Socially intelligent systems in collaboration with humans

Helena Lindgren's research comprises basic research in AI and applications for increased health.

Chemistry that turns biomass into petrol
Chemistry that turns biomass into petrol

Jyri-Pekka Mikkola's research group have invented renewable petrol. Can they put the system into production?

Maps to explore the information space
Maps to explore the information space

Martin Rosvall is professor of theoretical physics with a specialization in computational science

Full list of Profiles and Features

Ahmad Hussein
He leads the fast track for newcomer teachers. Read more about Ahmad Hussein's journey into Swedish society.
Published: 12 Nov, 2018
WHO Director-General recommends public health studies
Dr. Tedros, WHO Director-General and honorary doctor at Umeå University, urges studies in health.
Published: 02 Nov, 2018
Alpine ecosystems under the microscope
Maja Sundqvist is studying nature in a slow-changing climate by using natural variations in altitude.
Published: 03 Jul, 2018
En route to a sustainable university town
A cycle superhighway, electric cargo bikes and a bus stop hub. Sustainable Umeå coming along.
Published: 02 Jul, 2018
Umeå – a part of the Arctic
What is the Arctic? Opinions differ. But Västerbotten counts as the Swedish Arctic.
Published: 02 Jul, 2018
The student rising – political activism past and present
‘Welcome to the left-wing university’. An echo from revolutionary and activist times gone by.
Published: 29 Jun, 2018
With Sami health in mind
Indigenous peoples' health is generally worse, still Swedish law prohibits ethnicity comparisons.
Published: 29 Jun, 2018
New contaminants emerge due to global warming
Due to climate change, known and unknown infectious diseases lie in wait, and communities must be prepared.
Published: 29 Jun, 2018
Hassan passed the test
Hassan Baqer was one of the first to pass the proficiency test for medical doctors at Umeå University.
Published: 28 Jun, 2018
Population studies in the hinterland
Researchers Doris and Dean Carson challenge the traditional view of the hinterland through their research.
Published: 28 Jun, 2018
Democracy through architecture
Architecture is an important part of democracy and the key to stimulate democratic processes.
Published: 27 Jun, 2018
Truthfulness wins the election
The party delivering the most credible description of reality is likely to win the next election.
Published: 27 Jun, 2018
Language – the key to influence
Swedish pupils are knowledgeable about society and social issues. But do they turn into proactive citizens?
Published: 27 Jun, 2018
How trolls will affect the election
Fake new, made viral via social media, will affect the 2018 Swedish general election.
Published: 26 Jun, 2018
The electoral system decides the winner
Klas Markström studies how election system setups affect the results.
Published: 25 Jun, 2018