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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.

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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

Read more about the university's research that contributes to a more sustainable world.

Infection biology
Infection biology

Umeå University is at the international forefront in the research area of infection biology.

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

Aphids don’t spit in the glass, but preferably in plant sap
Published: 18 Jun, 2021

The gene SLI1 protects arabidopsis and makes aphids spit 20 times before absorbing sugar juice from the plant.

Forestry has little impact on the genetic diversity of the spruce
Published: 18 Jun, 2021

Genetic variation in spruce does not differ significantly between cultivated and old forest in Västerbotten.

Highly fluorinated chemicals can enter the environment via our household waste
Published: 17 Jun, 2021

The leaking substances that Sofie Björklund studied, PFAS, are very stable and do not break down in nature.

Meet our scientists

Maps to explore the information space
Maps to explore the information space

Martin Rosvall is professor of theoretical physics with a specialization in computational science

Socially intelligent systems in collaboration with humans
Socially intelligent systems in collaboration with humans

Helena Lindgren's research comprises basic research in AI and applications for increased health.

Algorithms that generate algorithms
Algorithms that generate algorithms

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