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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

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.

50 million to hydrogen research for sustainable energy production
50 million to hydrogen research for sustainable energy production

SSF supports a hydrogen research centre led by KTH and including Umeå researchers.

AI-robots for healthcare
AI-robots for healthcare

AI robots that talk to humans are developed at Umeå University and the University Hospital of Umeå.

Latest research news

New findings on the water-splitting reaction in photosystem II
Published: 17 Sep, 2020

Casper discusses in his thesis which water molecules that are the active ones and how this reaction proceeds.

Millions to Umeå University in European project about Covid-19
Published: 15 Sep, 2020

The European Commission has granted 6.8 Million Euro to the project SHARE-Covid-19.

A step towards better understanding of bacterial diseases
Published: 10 Sep, 2020

Chemists together with German researchers have captured and identified bacterial toxin target substrates.

Meet our scientists

Reliable cyber-physical systems for everyone
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.

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Science outreach events

Umeå University researchers disseminate their knowledge and their research outside the University through various events and public lectures.

Science outreach events

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Be a part of the 5th largest university in Sweden. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines. 

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