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Umea University
Umeå Universitet
Country Sweden
City Umea
Bachelor (foreigners)$15,000/year.
Master (foreigners)$15,000/year.
Bachelor (citizens)$1,000/year.
Master (citizens)$1,000/year.
Cost of living $645-1273/mon.
Official Website
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Abbreviation UmU
Teachers 1,824
Students 12,526
Foreigners 4%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on past academic records
Gender limitations None
Colors Blue and white
Campus type Suburban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Utbildningsdepartementet, Sverige
• European University Association (EUA)
World ranking298
Country ranking8
Quality of teaching112
International Faculty369
Ranking in world by sphere
Life Sciences and Medicine218
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking298
QS World University Rankings322
ARWU Academic Ranking301
Webometrics Ranking258
Alternative title
Университет Умиоru
Universidad de Umeaes
جامعة أومياar
Université Umeafr
Universität Umeåde
Universidade de Umeapt
Umeå universitetsv
Uumajan yliopistofi
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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.

Program - Umea University

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Bachelor Applied Physics and Electronics
Bachelor Architecture
Bachelor Arts and Social Sciences
Bachelor Business Administration
Bachelor Chemistry
Bachelor Clinical Microbiology
Bachelor Clinical Sciences
Bachelor Cognitive Science
Bachelor Community Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bachelor Computing Science
Bachelor Cultural Analysis
Bachelor Cultural and Social Geograpy
Bachelor Cultural Entrepreneur
Bachelor Culture Journalism
Bachelor Ecology and Environmental Science
Bachelor Economic History
Bachelor Economics
Bachelor Education
Bachelor Educational Professions
Bachelor Fine Arts (Offered in English)
Bachelor Food and Nutrition
Bachelor Gender Studies
Bachelor Human Geography
Bachelor Informatics
Bachelor Institute of Design
Bachelor Integrative Medical Biology
Bachelor Law
Bachelor Leadership and Organisation
Bachelor Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
Bachelor Media and Communication Studies
Bachelor Media and Communication Studies: Communication Management
Bachelor Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Bachelor Medical Biosciences
Bachelor Molecular Biology
Bachelor Museology
Bachelor Nursing
Bachelor Odontology
Bachelor Peace and Conflict Studies
Bachelor Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience
Bachelor Physical Education
Bachelor Physics
Bachelor Plant Physiology
Bachelor Political Science
Bachelor Psychology
Bachelor Public Health and Clinical Medicine
Bachelor Radiation Sciences
Bachelor Religious Studies
Bachelor Restuarant Management
Bachelor Science and Mathematics Education
Bachelor Science Journalism
Bachelor Scriptwriting For Film, Television and New Media (Autumn 2010)
Bachelor Social Work
Bachelor Social Work and Social Welfare
Bachelor Sociology
Bachelor Special Education
Bachelor Sports Pedagogics
Bachelor Statistics
Bachelor Surgical and Perioperative Sciences
Bachelor Swedish Language Consultancy Programme (Autumn 2010)
Bachelor Theology
Master Applied Physics and Electronics
Master Architecture
Master Arts and Social Sciences
Master Business Administration
Master Chemistry
Master Clinical Microbiology
Master Clinical Sciences
Master Cognitive Science
Master Community Medicine and Rehabilitation
Master Computing Science
Master Cultural Analysis
Master Cultural and Social Geograpy
Master Cultural Entrepreneur
Master Culture Journalism
Master Ecology and Environmental Science
Master Economic History
Master Economics
Master Education
Master Educational Professions
Master Fine Arts (Offered in English)
Master Food and Nutrition
Master Gender Studies
Master Human Geography
Master Informatics
Master Institute of Design
Master Integrative Medical Biology
Master Law
Master Leadership and Organisation
Master Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
Master Media and Communication Studies
Master Media and Communication Studies: Communication Management
Master Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Master Medical Biosciences
Master Molecular Biology
Master Museology
Master Nursing
Master Odontology
Master Peace and Conflict Studies
Master Pharmacology and Clinical Neuroscience
Master Physical Education
Master Physics
Master Plant Physiology
Master Political Science
Master Psychology
Master Public Health and Clinical Medicine
Master Radiation Sciences
Master Religious Studies
Master Restuarant Management
Master Science and Mathematics Education
Master Science Journalism
Master Scriptwriting For Film, Television and New Media (Autumn 2010)
Master Social Work
Master Social Work and Social Welfare
Master Sociology
Master Special Education
Master Sports Pedagogics
Master Statistics
Master Surgical and Perioperative Sciences
Master Swedish Language Consultancy Programme (Autumn 2010)
Master Theology

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