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When you join Umeå School of Architecture (UMA), you are welcomed into a culture of openness, collaboration and inclusion. Since its establishment in 2009, the school has attracted a wide range of local and international academics, researchers and practicing architects.

Umeå School of Architecture is part of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Umeå University and has around 300 students and 40+ employees. We are located at the Arts Campus with a view of the Ume River. With Umeå Institute of Design, the Academy of Fine Arts, Bildmuseet and the science center Curiosum as our closest neighbours, meetings and interdisciplinary collaborations across the fields of art, design and architecture are naturally promoted. 

About Umeå University
Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest higher education institutions with over 37 000 students and about 4 700 employees. The University offers a diversity of high-quality education and world-leading research in several fields. And the groundbreaking discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was made here. At Umeå University, everything is close. Our cohesive campuses make it easy to meet, work together and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture.

The ongoing societal transformation and large green investments in northern Sweden create enormous opportunities and complex challenges. For Umeå University, conducting research about – and in the middle of – a society in transition is what it is all about. But also about delivering education to enable regions to expand quickly and sustainably. This is simply where the future is built.

Latest update: 2023-09-05