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Is task-driven social media falling short in stimulating human relations?
Is task-driven social media falling short in stimulating human relations?

Christoffel Kuenen suggests that the services provided by social media are not designed for being together.

Taking the pulse of AI in Sweden
Taking the pulse of AI in Sweden

A report that surveys AI and its use within various sectors in Sweden has now been published.

All genes of the Aspen tree mapped (at last)
All genes of the Aspen tree mapped (at last)

A team of researchers publish the genomes of two species of aspen trees.

Closer cooperation between Sweden and Japan
Closer cooperation between Sweden and Japan

Common research interests and challenges were discussed in Tokyo.

Large amounts of antimicrobial substances in Swedish sewage treatment plants
Large amounts of antimicrobial substances in Swedish sewage treatment plants

A new dissertation shows that new technology can reduce emissions from sewage treatment plants.

Abdominal obesity common among women in rural Indonesia
Abdominal obesity common among women in rural Indonesia

Abdominal obesity is seven times more common among women than among men in Indonesia's rural area.

New professor with focus on ethical and societal impact of AI
New professor with focus on ethical and societal impact of AI

Virigina Dignum, Computing Science, is one of the new professors within the WASP project.

International prominence at Annual Celebration
International prominence at Annual Celebration

Open lectures, installment of new professors and recognition of honorary doctors and award recipients.

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Is task-driven social media falling short in stimulating human relations?
Published: 15 Nov, 2018

Today, social media shape many facets of human relations. Quick digital messages have replaced th...

Taking the pulse of AI in Sweden
Published: 08 Nov, 2018

Under the auspices of the WASP initiative in artificial intelligence (the Wallenberg AI, Autonomo...

All genes of the Aspen tree mapped (at last)
Published: 30 Oct, 2018

This week, a team of researchers from Sweden, Belgium, England, Italy, Norway and South Korea...

Ageing, materials science and sustainability on the agenda in Tokyo
Published: 29 Oct, 2018

On 9-12 October, researchers, representatives of university management, financiers and other...

Large amounts of antimicrobial substances in Swedish sewage treatment plants
Published: 29 Oct, 2018

A large number of antimicrobial substances are found in sludge and water in Swedish sewage...

Abdominal obesity common among women in rural Indonesia
Published: 24 Oct, 2018

Abdominal obesity is seven times more common among women than among men in Indonesia's rural area...

New professor with focus on ethical and societal impact of AI
Published: 22 Oct, 2018

One of the first professors recruited in the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Progr...

International prominence at the Annual Celebration
Published: 17 Oct, 2018

The Annual Celebration on Saturday 20 October is an annual event of interesting lectures and a...

New guest Professor at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Published: 17 Oct, 2018

Mette Buchardt from Aalborg University is a guest professor at the Umeå Research Centre for Socia...

Novel strategy to analyse biomarkers in exhaled breath
Published: 15 Oct, 2018

Breath gas analysis is a promising approach for non-invasive medical diagnostics and physiologica...

New book about the history of field research institutions
Published: 10 Oct, 2018

Around the world, from low coasts to high mountains, researchers have established and used field...

Honorary doctor Denis Mukwege wins the Nobel Peace Prize
Published: 05 Oct, 2018

Denis Mukwege, honorary doctor of medicine at Umeå University, together with Nadia Murad, has bee...

SEK 30 million grant for malaria parasite research
Published: 04 Oct, 2018

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation grants Oliver Billker, professor and newly appointed directo...

Privatised education did not lead to more doctors in Tanzania
Published: 03 Oct, 2018

Many are trained, few employed, fewer still remain in the medical profession in rural areas. This...

Umeå Institute of Design ranked first by Red Dot
Published: 01 Oct, 2018

For the third year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design has retained the number one spot in the Red...