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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.

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Obamacare helps reverse the decline in U.S. trust

2017-10-10
Since the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as Obamacare, an estimated 20 million previously uninsured U.S. citizens have gained access to health insurance. Recent research from Umeå and Lund universities shows ...

Proud to flag for Pride

2017-09-28
On Friday 29 September, during Umeå Pride 2017, Umeå University will raise the Pride flag. The aim is to raise awareness of LGBT rights but also strike a blow for equal opportunities and gender equality from a wider perspective.

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...

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Umeå University
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