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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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Umevatoriet and Sliperiet gets new, joint director

2018-07-02
Madelen Bodin, senior lecturer and deputy head of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education, becomes the new director of the new Science Centre at Umeå University when Umevatoriet and Sliperiet join forces. The new centre will for instance ...

All-round improved work environment at the University

2018-05-03
The University's work environment is moving in the right direction in almost every area. This is evident in the summary results from this year's employment satisfaction survey.

TEDxUmeå – 8 May – at Norrlandsoperan and live

2018-05-03
On Tuesday May 8, TEDxUmeå will be held for the fifth consecutive year. The list of speakers includes two researchers from Umeå University: Abrak Saati at the Department of Political Science, and Malcolm Fairbrother at the Department of Sociology. TE...

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