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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

Siemens Financial Services Best Student Thesis Award
Published: 20 May, 2020

The prize is awarded to Lovisa Kjerstensson and Hanna Nygren, USBE.

RiseB thesis prize is awarded to students at Lund University
Published: 20 May, 2020

This years thesis prize in Sustainability and Business Ethics is awarded to Djenane Liasse and Jana Tigges.

Intermediate of the peptidoglycan recycling pathway found
Published: 18 May, 2020

Intermediate of the peptidoglycan recycling pathway that can modulate synthesis and structure of cell wall.

School journeys and the future citizen
Published: 18 May, 2020

A new dissertation examines how school journeys in Portugal were used to shape citizens and the nation.

Continuing her career in the waste handling field
Published: 18 May, 2020

After graduation, Mar Edo keeps working on the waste management industry.

Umeå researchers receive international award for best paper on software agents
Published: 14 May, 2020

Virginia Dignum and Frank Dignum receive best paper award for AAMAS 2020 Blue Sky track.

Umeå University plans to welcome students to campus again this autumn
Published: 13 May, 2020

Plans for campus-based education to start again on 31 August are in full swing.

New professor in AI and privacy
Published: 08 May, 2020

Vicenç Torra is a new professor at the department of Computing Science.

Umeå University statement on European approach for AI
Published: 05 May, 2020

The EU White Paper on AI shall foster a European ecosystem of excellence and trust in AI.

Autonomous tools for high performance in large datacentres
Published: 04 May, 2020

Abel Souza has developed algorithms and intelligent software tools to improve the performance.

Twitter a vital platform for public discourse after terrorist attacks
Published: 04 May, 2020

Public discussions about terrorism should be understood as highly politicised reactions.

I'll miss the doctoral students
Published: 04 May, 2020

With expertise in collaboration and networking, Benkt has contributed to the success of the Doctoral School.

Developing AI-robots for healthcare
Published: 02 May, 2020

AI robots that talk to humans are developed at Umeå University and the University Hospital of Umeå.

Bacteria use small molecules to slam the brakes on their own growth
Published: 29 Apr, 2020

A regulatory system of toxin and antitoxin proteins in bacteria can be a defense system against viral attack.

New Volume on Social Movements, Cultural Memory and Digital Media
Published: 27 Apr, 2020

Dep of Sociology Research Fellow and DIGSUM Member, Sam Merrill is happy to announce the recent publication.