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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

Honorary doctor at the Faculty of Social Sciences has passed away

2018-08-20
We mourn the loss of our colleague, good friend, and honorary doctor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Peter Berck. After fighting cancer for some time, Peter sadly passed away on August 10.

Third in Sweden on number of applicants per place

2018-08-14
Umeå University is top three in Sweden on the number of qualified first choice applicants to this autumn’s courses and programmes. This according to statistics from the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR).

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 ...

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