or Umeå Universitet
higher education institution in Sweden.
Umea University - Description
In 2005 we celebrated our 40th birthday. By academic standards, that is considered very young. Maybe our youth is also why the university is alive with enthusiasm, creativity and original ideas. With its 4,000 or so employees and 28,000 students, the university is active across a wide spectrum of fields. We are proud of Umeå University and aim to keep on working towards making it one of Scandinavia's best environments for study and research.
Bachelor - Umea University
2015 marks the 50th anniversary for Umeå University, the largest institution of higher education in northern Sweden, with over 31,500 students. Umeå University is renowned for its comprehensive educational approach and creative learning environments, including its large ‘American style’ main campus and contemporary Arts Campus by the riverside. The university is characterised by its openness and approachability. International students have been surveyed as the most satisfied in Sweden for four consecutive years. Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world. Designated environments of strong research include: Ecosystem changes, global health, infection biology, plant and forest biotechnology, solar fuels and welfare studies. The groundbreaking discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 mechanism in bacteria, which became a gene editing tool now used in research labs worldwide, began in a laboratory here.
Description of Umea University
Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden's fifth oldest university. Today, we have a strong international and multicultural presence with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world. As one of the leading comprehensive universities in the nation, we are alive with enthusiasm, creativity and fresh ideas. We constantly strive towards being one of Scandinavia and Europe's best environments for education, research and community engagement that meets the challenges of an ever-increasing global society. Research at Umeå University extends over many disciplines and scientific fields. Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world. Our strong research environments highlight our ambition to conduct high quality international research. We carry out groundbreaking, top-level international research within such areas as ageing and population studies, infections, plant and forest biotechnology. Umeå University welcomes students from diverse backgrounds; international students from all over the world, and domestic students from the whole of Sweden. What they all will find is a broad range of academic opportunities with English language instruction, including an exciting campus life and valuable support services. From long warm summer nights when the sun shines almost 24 hours a day to the Nordic winters when the famous northern lights shimmer in the skies above, the city of Umeå is truly is a city of contrasts. As the largest city in northern Sweden, Umeå is a place where different worlds meet. Over half of the people who live here are from outside the region. More than 50 languages are spoken - with English widely used everywhere - and there is a thriving community of clubs and societies that represent people and cultures from across the globe. The City of Umeå has been appointed the European Capital of Culture for 2014. Preparations are in full swing. Umeå, the most northerly Capital of Culture ever, will treat audiences and visitors from all around Europe to a challenging and innovative year.