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Ecologist receives Umeå municipality’s Scientific Prize 2019
Ecologist receives Umeå municipality’s Scientific Prize 2019

David Seekell, CIRC, receives 2019 Umeå municipality scientific prize for young researchers.

Can smarter forest buffer strips along streams help to mitigate climate change?
Can smarter forest buffer strips along streams help to mitigate climate change?

Marcus Klaus studies how forestry greenhouse gas emissions is reduced by buffer strips along streams.

International top ranking for gender equality at Umeå University
International top ranking for gender equality at Umeå University

One of 14 organisations in the world to receive the highest rating for their gender equality efforts.

An epigenetic marker can predict  survival in childhood leukaemia
An epigenetic marker can predict survival in childhood leukaemia

Risk of relapse in childhood leukemia can be predicted which will make tailoring treatment possible.

Biochemist receives prestigious Göran Gustafsson Prize
Biochemist receives prestigious Göran Gustafsson Prize

Yaowen Wu, professor of biochemistry, has been awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize in molecular biology.

Art and design step up in QS ranking
Art and design step up in QS ranking

Umeå University climbs to 26th place on the global QS ranking in the category Art & Design.

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

Press release about Nathanael Sirili's dissertation

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

For the third year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design was ranked number one in the Red Dot Design Ranking.

William Kentridge / The Refusal of Time
Published: 26 Sep, 2018

Can we ever truly understand the passing of time in a world in a state of constant flux? As the...

Fernström Prize for research on bacterial cell walls
Published: 14 Sep, 2018

Felipe Cava has been awarded the 2018 Fernström Prize at Umeå University. His research group...

SEK 24 million to research on tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance
Published: 10 Sep, 2018

Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection causes approximately nine million new cases of tuberculosis each year.

ALS disease mechanism discovered
Published: 04 Sep, 2018

The discovery can open up for novel pharmaceutical developments in the future.

Greenhouse emissions from Siberian rivers peak as permafrost thaws
Published: 04 Sep, 2018

Thawing permafrost makes greenhouse emissions from rivers peak, a recent study from Umeå University shows.

Major European grant to newly recruited Umeå researcher
Published: 30 Aug, 2018

The European Research Council grants an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euro to the group leade...

EU grant to young sociology researcher
Published: 29 Aug, 2018

Researcher Anna Baranowska-Rataj has been granted EUR 1.5 million from the ERC for her frontier research.

Arcum joins the European Polar Board
Published: 27 Aug, 2018

The organisation focuses on major European strategic priorities in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

Umeå University is first in Europe with 5G technology
Published: 24 Aug, 2018

Umeå University will be the first 5G university in Europe in an initiative to put Umeå in the forefront.

Wide variety of nationalities among students
Published: 23 Aug, 2018

Multicultural peak when new international students arrive at campus from all corners of the world.

Protein interaction helps Yersinia cause disease
Published: 23 Aug, 2018

Researchers at Umeå University, Sweden, in collaboration with an international team, have...

School of Education jointly starts Arctic teacher training
Published: 23 Aug, 2018

Umeå School of Education starts Arctic teacher training for social justice and equality in joint project.

School of Education honoured with national assignment
Published: 15 Aug, 2018

Will lead a national project of creating effective and purposeful ways into teaching and pre-school teaching.