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Benefits for you

As an employee, you are one of our most important resources for us to achieve our goal of being a world-class university. We strive to offer a safe workplace with a stimulating work environment and equal conditions for all. As an employee, you are covered by central collective agreements that regulate general terms of employment for all government employees, such as salary, other benefits, working hours, holidays and parental leave.


As an employee at Umeå University, you're offered a wide variety of benefits that promote a good work-life balance, including:

  • Paid holiday leave (at least 28 days per calendar year, but often more)
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses
  • Doctor visits during paid working hours
  • Occupational health services
  • Parental leave
  • Swedish for Academics courses

Doctoral students employed at Umeå University enjoy the same social benefits as other employees at the University.

For research and teaching staff

The intellectual property rights of academic staff provide researchers and teachers at Swedish institutions of higher education with the right to the research output they produce at work. That gives you a unique opportunity to apply for patents for your results to sell the knowledge on, or to move forward as an entrepreneur yourself.

Your development is important to us. That's why Umeå University allows teachers to spend a certain percentage of their annual working hours on professional development. It's also important to us that you have the chance to successfully combine education and instruction with research.

For more information

For questions about the collective agreement and benefits of working at Umeå University, please contact the person specified on the job advertisement.