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Working at Umeå University

At Umeå University, you get good opportunities for professional development with several opportunities to increase your competence, to specialise or to broaden your skills. You become a part of a creative work environment with an atmosphere characterised by closeness between disciplines, which stimulates new exciting collaborations.

Umeå University is one of Sweden's largest universities with just over 4,000 employees. It is an international environment with great diversity - a culture in constant discussion and change. We have long been at the forefront in several areas and are today one of the best in the class when it comes to the proportion of female professors.

Employees at Umeå University

Our employees are curious, ambitious and focused on development. We think that competence development is important and have internal development programs for, for example, pedagogical competence development, research management and leadership. We encourage and provide opportunities for exchange of experience, participation in projects, network creation and international cooperation.

Whether you will be working with research, education, technology, administration or service, you will always work with and close to the expert knowledge. This is what makes the university an exciting and different workplace where no two days are the same.

Employee in the public sector

Umeå University is a public sector institution, which means that you become a part of our important assignment to conduct research, educate and spread knowledge for the greater good of science, and also to contribute to greater democracy.
Read more about working in the public sector at arbetsgivarverket.se

All public institutions in Sweden share basic values that specify our responsibility to conduct our operations in an accessible and efficient way in line with national legislation. Vision and basic values

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.

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Listen to five professors share their views on the positive research climate at Umeå University.

"To be honest, I love it. When I came I was excited about the completely different environment to Russia. It's more open and easier to communicate".

Lev Novikov, Professor in Anatomy at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology at Umeå University

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Quick facts about Umeå University

Students: over 30,000
Teachers/researchers: over 2,000
Employees: over 4,000
Founded in: 1965 as the fifth university in Sweden

Did you know that Umeå University ...
• lies within biking distance of the entire city?
• has its own ice-skating rink on the university pond in winter?
• is located right next to the best university hospital in Sweden?

Latest update: 2023-09-27