Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 17 September 2020)

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Practically no spread of infection on campus at the start of the semester
Practically no spread of infection on campus at the start of the semester

The results show a very low prevalence of COVID-19 at the start of the semester, and no increase.

“Thanks to everyone who participated!”
“Thanks to everyone who participated!”

Sweden's so far biggest COVID-19 study has now been completed. Thousands of students and staff participated.

Millions to Umeå University in European project about Covid-19
Millions to Umeå University in European project about Covid-19

The European Commission has granted 6.8 Million Euro to the project SHARE-Covid-19.

A step towards better understanding of bacterial diseases
A step towards better understanding of bacterial diseases

Chemists together with German researchers have captured and identified bacterial toxin target substrates.

Latest news

Seismic signals allow researchers to see under river ice
Published: 18 Aug, 2020

River scientists report detailed measurements of sediment movement and water level in an ice-covered river.

Study abroad outside of Europe in the spring of 2021
Published: 13 Aug, 2020

Umeå University has 37 exchange places left for students interested in studying outside of Europe.

Peatland carbon and nitrogen stocks vulnerable to permafrost thaw
Published: 10 Aug, 2020

Permafrost thaw due to anthropogenic climate warming may convert peatlands into a net source of warming.

Harvard statistician appointed honorary doctor at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Published: 10 Aug, 2020

Martin Kulldorff is professor at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.

Scientists tap novel technologies to see water as never before
Published: 04 Aug, 2020

Researchers redefine how the binding effect works at the nano level.

Responsible AI grant
Published: 21 Jul, 2020

The research project Responsible Artificial INtelligence (RAIN) is supported with a SEK 1,500,000 grant.

Plant roots increase carbon emission from permafrost soils
Published: 20 Jul, 2020

Plant roots stimulate microbial decomposition and increases greenhouse gas emission from thawing permafrost.

NMMP funding for collaboration projects with SciLifeLab
Published: 03 Jul, 2020

A minor grant opens the door for national collaboration between young group leaders at WCMM and SciLifeLab.

Interest in holiday cottages on the rise
Published: 26 Jun, 2020

Demand for holiday cottages never seems to dwindle. Right now it's at record levels.

Tourism to Västerbotten can increase this summera i Västerbotten i sommar
Published: 25 Jun, 2020

Tourism has been hit hard by Covid-19. But it will come back. Perhaps already this summer in Västerbotten.

Medicine against prostate cancer in new COVID-19 study
Published: 15 Jul, 2020

Researchers will investigate if a medicine for prostate cancer also can have effect on COVID-19.

Templating S100A9 amyloids on Aβ fibrillar surfaces revealed
Published: 26 Jun, 2020

A research team has provided the mechanistic insight into protein co-aggregation in Alzheimer’s disease.

Umeå University’s staff tripled overnight
Published: 19 May, 2020

150,000 diligently working bees and their queens Vilhelmina, Dorotea and Fredrika make up Campus Bigården.

Making sense of complex tree data
Published: 26 Jun, 2020

Bastian Schiffthaler has improved the genome information from aspen and developed bioinformatic tools.

Pike cause speciation in northern lakes
Published: 19 May, 2020

Researchers have mapped environmental factors leading to whitefish dividing into different "sibling species".