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Knowledge of social science is a necessary prerequisite for being able to cope with and solve some of today’s most pressing global issues, such as the environment, health, poverty, growth and democracy. The research and education done at the faculty focuses in various ways on society and social issues. Our researchers are of high international standing, having reached prominence in a number of fields such as welfare research, applied IT, gender issues, sustainable development and developmental psychology. Our educational programmes and courses have a solid scientific basis. We put a lot of effort into designing our study programmes so they provide a theoretical foundation and also help students to put that knowledge to practical use within the chosen vocational field.

Faculty News

Increased funding proposed for certain programmes in new budget

2017-09-21
The Medical Programme at Umeå University is proposed to get eight additional study places (FTEs), the engineering science programmes to get the equivalent of 15 additional places, and educations aimed at community building to get nine additional plac...

Justice in demand for victims of atrocity crimes

2017-09-14
International law needs to be more stringent for states to offer reparation for victims of atrocity crimes, such as war crimes. At present, demands differ from those put on states to prosecute perpetrators. This according to a new dissertation by Fan...

New U-bike rental on campus

2017-09-07
The new cargo bike pool U-bike on Campus Umeå has now been inaugurated. Interest for cargo bikes was large during the opening ceremony at the Welcome Fair and was celebrated with speeches and cake.

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Umeå University
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