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Press Releases • Sep 12, 2016 08:10 GMT
Both the prestigious Red Dot and iF rank Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University as the best design school in Europe and the world. The school’s premises, in-house and external staff, and focus on relevant collaborations with companies and the design profession are some of the factors that the school’s students believe are the underlying reasons for their school’s success.
Press Releases • Mar 14, 2013 13:08 GMT
- We often hear that technology is advancing so fast that society cannot keep up. But in reality, social change is intimately linked to technology changes, and that expectations of what technology can bring changes in intensity.
Press Releases • Nov 06, 2012 10:22 GMT
Stieg Larsson’s novel character Lisbeth Salander stands out. Rapes play an important role in what formed her person and her actions. A new book with essays by literature, film, and language researchers from Sweden, the UK, Canada, and the US have been gathered under the title Rape in Stieg Larsson's 'Millennium' Trilogy and Beyond: Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction.
Press Releases • Apr 15, 2012 17:01 GMT
According to a study published in the journal Nature Genetics, variants in 56 regions of the genome have been discovered to influence the Bone Mineral Density (BMD) of individuals. Fourteen of these variants were also found to increase the risk of bone fracture. Three researchers at Umeå University are involved in this study.
Press Releases • Oct 12, 2016 06:45 GMT
Molecular sized machines could in the future be used to control important mechanisms in the body. In a recent study, researchers at University of California, Berkeley and Umeå University show how a nanoballoon comprising a single carbon molecule ten thousand times thinner than a human hair can be controlled electrostatically to switch between an inflated and a collapsed state.
Press Releases • Sep 05, 2016 09:31 GMT
For the first time ever probably, plants modified with the “genetic scissors” CRISPR-Cas9 has been cultivated, harvested and cooked. Stefan Jansson, professor in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology at Umeå University, served pasta with “CRISPRy” vegetable fry to a radio reporter.
Press Releases • Aug 13, 2015 08:00 GMT
Running streams are key sources of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, but why is it so? An international team of researchers, led by Umeå University, publishes the answer in the prestigious journal Nature Geoscience.
Press Releases • Feb 13, 2012 10:49 GMT
Blogs are more than a tool to publish on the web, they are also a way to build and maintain communities between people who share interests online. A new dissertation from Umeå University analyzes how weblog communities are formed and differ from one another.
Press Releases • Mar 12, 2012 12:46 GMT
Rodrigo García Gonzales, student at Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, receives first prize in the European student competition in sustainable architecture, Gau:di. The winning concept is a market hall made of empty plastic bottles and paper. It will be constructed in full scale and presented at the opening of the Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy on August 28.