Worsened quality of life for people with impaired sense of smell
Losing your sense of smell, for instance as a result of COVID-19, can cause a number of problems such as weight loss, low-spiritedness and impacted social relations.
Architect receives the Faculty of Science and Technology’s pedagogical award
James Benedict Brown, associate professor at Umeå School of Architecture, UMA, Umeå University, is awarded the Faculty of Science and Technology’s pedagogical award for 2021. The prize money is SEK 30,000.
Ecocentric design for future forestry
Recently, students from Umeå Institute of Design at Umeå University, Sweden, completed a unique project in collaboration with the Cluster of Forest Technology along with several major stakeholders in the forest industry. But the intended client was not industry, but nature.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is receiving digital attention
On 10 December, the Nobel Prize Ceremony will take place at which Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna will be awarded their Nobel Prizes in Chemistry. Emmanuelle Charpentier made the discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 when she worked at Umeå University.
Umeå Institute of Design once again claims top spot on Red Dot Ranking
For the fifth year running, Umeå Institute of Design (UID) at Umeå University takes top position on the Red Dot Design Ranking, rating design educations in the Americas and Europe.
Liquid gel in COVID patients’ lungs makes way for new treatment
In some patients who died with severe COVID-19 and respiratory failure, a jelly was formed in the lungs. Researchers have now established what the active agent in the jelly is and thanks to that, this new discovery can now be the key to new effective therapies. This according to a new study at Umeå University, Sweden.
Huge swedish study of COVID-19 on Umeå University campus
Region Västerbotten and Umeå University have been assigned by the Public Health Agency of Sweden to carry out the largest study to date in Sweden assessing the prevalence of active COVID-19 infection. The aim is to perform up to 20,000 tests on students and employees on Campus Umeå between 31 August and 10 September.
App for activists and biotech wearable for the grieving at UID20
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
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
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?
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
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.
Umeå Institute of Design takes top spot in Red Dot Ranking for a fourth consecutive year
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
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.
New leadership at Umeå School of Architecture
A new leadership has been appointed at Umeå School of Architecture at Umeå University. New head of department is Mikael Henningsson, former head of the Department of Psychology. Sara Thor steps in as deputy head of department and Michael Gruber becomes assistant head of department.
Scientists call for new European regulations for GMO
Today, on the anniversary of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s decision on plant breeding with gene-editing, scientists sent open letter to the Swedish European parliamentarians and the Swedish government. It calls for an expedited change of the European legislation for genetically modified organisms.
Miniaturized version of ribosome found in microsporidia
A research team lead by MIMS/SciLifeLab research group leader Jonas Barandun, Umeå University, Sweden, uses cryo-electron microscopy to provide near atomic details of the smallest known eukaryotic cytoplasmic protein synthesis machine, the microsporidian ribosome.
Presstips från Umeå universitet - sommaren 2019
Börjar det bli sommartorka på redaktionen? Här kommer en rejäl lista i två delar med sommartips till dig som journalist. Den första delen innehåller tips om spännande forskning som bedrivs vid universitetets institutioner och enheter. Den andra delen är en lista med intressanta seminarier från Almedalen 2019, där forskare och lärare vid Umeå universitet medverkar.
Umeå Academy of Fine Arts MFA degree show opens at Bildmuseet
On Art Friday 3 May, Bildmuseet opens the annual MFA degree show from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. You are invited to meet a new generation of artists and a wide spectrum of ideas, materials and techniques. Press preview on Thursday 2 May at 10:00-12:00 (RSVP).
Yaowen Wu is awarded the Göran Gustafsson Prize in molecular biology
Yaowen Wu, professor of biochemistry at Umeå University, has been awarded the prestigious Göran Gustafsson Prize in molecular biology in 2019. Yaowen Wu's research is about investigating biological processes with chemical tools. The prize is SEK 5.1 million in grants, distributed over three years, and a personal prize of SEK 250,000.