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Anna-Lena Lindskog

Anna-Lena Lindskog

Communication officer Faculty of Science & Technology +46706422956
Per Melander

Per Melander

Communication Officer The Faculty of Art and Humanities +46 90 786 93 79
David Meyers

David Meyers

Communication officer The Communications Office +46 90 786 95 98
Ola Nilsson

Ola Nilsson

Communication Officer The Medical Faculty +46 90 786 69 82
Helena Vejbrink

Helena Vejbrink

Communication officer Bildmuseet +46 90 786 9073

Marie Oskarsson

Press contact Kommunikatör Lärarhögskolan, Umeå universitet 0909-786 69 47
Elin Andersson

Elin Andersson

Communication Officer Faculty of Social Sciences +46 90 786 9031

Umeå University

Umeå University is one of Sweden's largest universities with over 36,000 students and 4,000 employees. The university is home to a wide range of education programmes and world-class research in a number of fields. Umeå University was also where the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 was discovered – a revolution in gene-technology that was awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Founded in 1965, Umeå University is characterised by tradition and stability as well as innovation and change. Education and research on a high international level contributes to new knowledge of global importance, inspired, among other things, by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The university houses creative and innovative people that take on societal challenges. Through long-term collaboration with organisations, trade and industry, and other universities, Umeå University continues to develop northern Sweden as a knowledge region.

The international atmosphere at the university and its unified campus encourages academic meetings, an exchange of ideas and interdisciplinary co-operation. The cohesive environment enables a strong sense of community and a dynamic and open culture in which students and staff rejoice in the success of others.

Campus Umeå and Umeå Arts Campus are only a stone's throw away from Umeå town centre and are situated next to one of Sweden's largest and most well-renowned university hospitals. The university also has campuses in the neighbouring towns Skellefteå and Örnsköldsvik.

At Umeå University, you will also find the highly-ranked Umeå Institute of Design, the environmentally certified Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics and the only architectural school with an artistic orientation – Umeå School of Architecture. The university also hosts a contemporary art museum Bildmuseet and Umeå's science centre – Curiosum. Umeå University is one of Sweden's five national sports universities and hosts an internationally recognised Arctic Research Centre.