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Visit by distinguished alumni
Visit by distinguished alumni

October 4th, Helena Helmersson, COO at H&M group, will visit USBE.

Peter Sköld aims to contribute to EU’s Arctic policy at high-level meeting in Umeå
Peter Sköld aims to contribute to EU’s Arctic policy at high-level meeting in Umeå

His hope is that the EU Arctic Forum results in greater aspirations in Arctic-related issues.

AI project on digital companions
AI project on digital companions

SEK 6 million for AI project on digital companions.

New Book on Art and Physics
New Book on Art and Physics

Entangle: Physics and the Artistic Imagination, a new book from Bildmuseet.

New Director and steering group at WCMM
New Director and steering group at WCMM

New leadership at WCMM as of 1st of July 2019.

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Developing molecules that disarm Listeria and Chlamydia bacteria
Published: 22 Nov, 2018

Martina Kulén develops new types of antibiotics that do not kill bacteria, but only disarm them.

Blockage of protein a possible way to obstruct injuries to radiation therapy
Published: 20 Nov, 2018

Injuries of radiation therapy against cancer can be orevented by blocking the activity of a plasma protein.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In his dissertation, Ramin Ghorbani presents a novel methodology for the analysis of real-time breath data.

New book about the history of field research institutions
Published: 15 Aug, 2018

Thirteen researchers study the history of field research institutions, from the 17th century and onward.

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

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.