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Research

Read how our over 2,000 researchers work to help promote factfulness and contribute to scientific progress. Research at Umeå University spans the fields of humanities, medicine, natural sciences, social sciences and the science of education.

Research in progress

Research projects
Research projects

Read about ongoing research projects at Umeå University.

Doctoral studies
Doctoral studies

Are you interested in the contributing to the discovery of new knowledge? Read more about doctoral studies.

Support our research
Support our research

Financial donations can lead to decisive research findings benefiting society and people.

Department and units
Department and units

Umeå University has 39 departments and units, and 16 research centres.

Research excellence

Excellent research is fostered by the immense curiosity of talented researchers and their determination to expand knowledge in their field.
Research infrastructure
Research infrastructure

The best equipment and facilities are needed in order to achieve research excellence.

Ground-breaking research
Ground-breaking research

We aim to recruit top talent and give researchers the conditions they need to succeed.

Strategic research areas
Strategic research areas

We have two strategic research areas: energy research and marine environment research.

In focus

A Europe in change
A Europe in change

In 2019, Umeå University focuses on the situation in Europe and the future for the EU and its citizens.

Democracy
Democracy

Democracy is often taken for granted in Sweden, but that hasn't always been the case.

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

AI is expanding into many new areas of education and research.

The Arctic
The Arctic

The Arctic is highly prioritised at Umeå University. Our range of expertise is unique.