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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.

In focus

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

CRISPR-Cas9 was discovered here by Emmanuelle Charpentier, recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Sustainability
Sustainability

In 2020, Umeå University will have a special focus on research that contributes to a sustainable world.

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.

Research news

Discovery at Umeå University awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Discovery at Umeå University awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Emmanuelle Charpentier has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation invests in infection medicine
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation invests in infection medicine

The financial support is included in a national investment into Life Science.

Latest research news

Advantageous preparation of movement via independent control of muscle sensors
Published: 26 Feb, 2021

A novel function of the preparatory neural activity, highlights another mechanism the nervous system use.

Small-scale X-rays challenge the large electron accelerators
Published: 26 Feb, 2021

Physicist László Veisz, significantly reduces the divergence of laser-driven X-ray radiation

A better understanding of how soil carbon is distributed in the Arctic
Published: 25 Feb, 2021

Two new studies emphasize the variability of soil organic carbon in the Arctic permafrost region.

Meet our scientists

Reliable cyber-physical systems for everyone's safety
Reliable cyber-physical systems for everyone's safety

In 2019 Zonghua Gu was installed as professor in technology in autonomous systems at Umeå University.

Aiming to outsmart the TBE virus
Aiming to outsmart the TBE virus

The purpose of Anna Överby Wernstedt`s research is finding methods to stop the TBE virus before it spreads.

Algorithms that generate algorithms
Algorithms that generate algorithms

Paolo Bientinesi was installed as professor for High-Performance Computing in 2019.