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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 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.

Research news

8 million SEK to expertise network for sample preparation
Published: 29 Jan, 2019

Researcher Linda Sandblad receives a grant for improving the accessibility of national infrastructures.

9 million to cancer research from the Sjöberg Foundation
Published: 21 Dec, 2018

Researchers Per Fransson and Daniel Öhlund receive 9 million SEK from for research in pancreatic cancer.

Action to save bees and other insects in Northern Sweden!
Published: 23 Jul, 2019

The University draws attention to the crisis situation and starts research on insects in Northern Sweden.

Aesthetic experiences in the gallery of mathematics
Published: 23 Oct, 2014

Manya Raman-Sundström and Lars-Daniel Öhman are tackling beauty in mathematics with great enthusiasm.

AI professor keynote speaker at world conference in Umeå
Published: 23 Jul, 2019

Virginia Dignum,expert in ethical AI, is one of the main lecturers at the WFE conference in Umeå.

ALS disease mechanism discovered
Published: 04 Sep, 2018

The discovery can open up for novel pharmaceutical developments in the future.

American PhD students study global climate problems at Umeå University
Published: 11 Jun, 2019

US PhD students visit CIRC this summer to research the role of arctic lakes and rivers in the carbon cycle.

Apply for funds from the Arctic Research Centre
Published: 14 Mar, 2019

Arcum's strategic resources for affiliate researchers at Umeå University open to the application

Arctic lakes and rivers can lose the diversity of freshwater species
Published: 22 May, 2019

Climate change threatens the Arctic freshwater ecosystems according to a new report published in May.

Arcum joins the European Polar Board
Published: 27 Aug, 2018

The organisation focuses on major European strategic priorities in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

Biological processes influence how Arctic rivers emit carbon dioxide
Published: 09 Jun, 2019

Arctic waters contributes largely to global carbon dioxide emissions and we need to better understand how.

Bright and efficient light without rare metals
Published: 25 Nov, 2019

Umeå Physicists show environmental friendy alternatives for efficient light-emitting electrochemical cells.

Can Earth Life Survive on Mars?
Published: 23 Jul, 2019

The BIOMEX research team, including Natuschka Lee, has made biological experiments under space conditions.

Changing Things - Designing for Transparency in a Digital World
Published: 19 Jul, 2019

In Changing Things: Future of Objects in a Digital World, design of digital products are analysed .

Chemists celebrate 150 years with the periodic system
Published: 24 Jul, 2019

The introductory day at the conference in Inorganic Chemistry in Umeå, focuses on the periodic system.