Subjects: Science, general
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.
The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation invests in infection medicine at Umeå University
The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) in Umeå has been granted SEK 170 million in operational support and another SEK 68 million for recruitments into data-driven Life Science by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
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.
Peatland carbon and nitrogen stocks vulnerable to permafrost thaw
Northern peatlands hold large stocks of carbon and nitrogen and thus play a key role in global climate dynamics. However, their vulnerability to climate warming is uncertain, due in part to a lack of spatially explicit, observation-based peatland maps. This is shown in a study published in PNAS of among others researchers at Umeå University.
Plant roots increase carbon emission from permafrost soils
A key uncertainty in climate projections is the amount of carbon emitted by thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Plant roots in soil stimulate microbial decomposition, a mechanism called the priming effect. An international research team shows that the priming effect alone can cause emission of 40 billion tonnes carbon from permafrost by 2100. The study was published today in Nature Geoscience.
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.
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.
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.
Bildmuseet: Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination
Black holes, dark matter, gravity, space and time – these are phenomena that fascinate scientists and artists alike. Bildmuseet presents Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination: painting, installation, fashion design, sculpture, film, digital artwork and photography inspired by the science which investigates the fundamental forces which shape our world. Press preview 15 November at 10:00.
Opening at Bildmuseet: William Kentridge / The Refusal of Time
Can we ever truly understand the passing of time in a world in a state of constant flux? As the first art institution in Sweden, Bildmuseet presents William Kentridge's The Refusal of Time. The large scale installation opens on Friday 12 October. Welcome to the press preview on Thursday, 11 October, at 10 am (RSVP).
Designhögskolan topprankad av Red Dot för andra året i rad
Designhögskolan har gjort det igen. För andra året i rad placeras skolan på första plats på Red Dot Institutes prestigefulla rankinglista. Rankingen baseras på skolans prestationer i designtävlingen, kategori Design Concept, under de senaste fem åren i konkurrens med skolor i Europa, Nord- och Sydamerika.
High Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy May Protect Mothers against Multiple Sclerosis
High blood levels of Vitamin D may protect mothers more than babies against multiple sclerosis (MS), Umeå University researcher Jonatan Salzer concludes in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
The Swedish Research Council’s investment in gender research – a success
The Swedish Research Council’s evaluation of the three excellent gender research centres in Linköping/Örebro, Umeå, and Uppsala shows that the investment has produced very positive results. The scientific quality is ranked as ‘good to outstanding’ and the milieux are given credit for establishing new and internationally recognized gender research.