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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.

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

The Arctic
The Arctic

Apline ecosystems, Indigenous health and dangerous contaminants are some examples of Arctic research topics.

Democracy
Democracy

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

Research by field

Find more information about our research divided into the four fields: medicine, science and technology, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
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Medicine

Medical research in Umeå has a strong tradition in genetics, molecular biology and neurology.

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Science and technology

Research in chemistry, biology, physics, computing, mathematics, technology, design and architecture.

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Social sciences

Research on processes of societal change and other aspects of social sciences.

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Arts and humanities

The arts and humanities contribute with knowledge and insights into the deepest meaning of existence.