App for activists and biotech wearable for the grieving at UID20

Press releases   •   Jun 02, 2020 09:00 UTC

Peek into the future as design students from all over the world showcase their grad projects in the form of tomorrow's products and services. This year's grad show at Umeå Institute of Design offers a series of innovations ranging from a biotech wearable for people suffering loss and an app for young activists, to solutions for future firefighters in the wake of climate change.

Sex differences in merits amongst newly appointed professors

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2020 09:45 UTC

Women constitute only 27 percent of academics with the rank of professor in Sweden, in spite of several decades of equal opportunities promotion efforts. "A common explanation is that women’s achievements are valued less than men’s," says Guy Madison, one of the authors of a new study from Umeå University.

Exchange students take the train abroad - for sustainable travel

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2020 08:00 UTC

The journey itself will be part of the goal when four students from the engineering programme in industrial economics at Umeå University leave for a spring term of studies abroad. In order to promote sustainable travel, they have each been equipped with an interrail card instead of flying to their respective universities in Europe.

Autonomous forestry and farming: how close we are?

Press releases   •   Dec 02, 2019 12:07 UTC

Autonomous systems can increase performance, reduce injury risk, save energy and money, and reduce the need for labor in agriculture and forestry. Ahmad Ostovar has developed methods and algorithms for systems with the capacity for automatic detection and recognition of objects in outdoor environments. He defends his thesis on December 5 at Umeå University, Sweden.

Political distrust a major barrier to climate action

Press releases   •   Nov 26, 2019 09:50 UTC

Distrust in politicians and the political system is preventing people from supporting increased taxes on fossil fuels, a potentially important climate policy. By comparison, most people believe in climate change. So says a new study based on surveys in 23 European countries.

Ann Edholm / Tongue on the Tip

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2019 06:40 UTC

Bildmuseet is presenting parts of Ann Edholm’s series of paintings Tongue on the Tip, together with sketches and collages. With their defined geometric shapes, her large-scale paintings may seem completely abstract but the works include interpretations of art history and ancient legends, of Jewish deportations during the Nazi reign, and her mother’s memories of World War II Berlin.

Design Matters at Bildmuseet

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2019 06:40 UTC

Design Matters presents internationally established designers and design groups who challenge our expectations of consumer products, furniture and functions. Does our relationship to things change if the shoes we wear have been cultivated by us, or if the plate we eat from is a living organism? Can a cause of the climate catastrophe be transformed into something beautiful and worth preserving?

Umeå Institute of Design takes top spot in Red Dot Ranking for a fourth consecutive year

Press releases   •   Oct 22, 2019 09:42 UTC

For the fourth year in a row, Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University occupies top position on the Red Dot Design Ranking, rating design educations in the Americas and Europe.

Umeå University professor aims to contribute to EU’s Arctic policy

Press releases   •   Oct 02, 2019 13:12 UTC

On 3-4 October, the EU Arctic Forum will be held with European Union foreign ministers in Umeå. One of the speakers is Professor Peter Sköld, who says that natural resources, climate and communications are high on the agenda. He hopes that the meeting will result in greater aspirations in Arctic-related issues.

Opening at Bildmuseet: Grada Kilomba / A World of Illusions

Press releases   •   Sep 23, 2019 08:00 UTC

Bildmuseet, Sweden, presents Grada Kilomba’s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia; a trilogy of poetic film installations that use antique dramas to highlight postcolonial issues of racism, gender oppression and violence. The exhibition is the premiere of the third chapter of the trilogy, and the large scale video works are thereby being exhibited together for the very first time.

Images & Videos , 1 video

Contacts 6 contacts

  • Press Contact
  • Press Officer
  • Press contact for the Vice Chancellor
  • prahesfzs@hyumgdu.vnseea
  • +46 90 786 50 89
  • +46 72 561 72 42
Press and media contact.

About Umeå University

Umeå University

Umeå University in the north of Sweden is one of the nation’s largest teaching universities with its over 34,000 students and 4,000 members of faculty and staff. We are characterised by strong research environments and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Our campuses encourage cross-border meetings – between students, researchers, teachers and external parties alike. Through close collaborations with local and international stakeholders, we also contribute to making new and exciting things possible in society.