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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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More teachers with pedagogical qualification

2018-03-28
Last week, 14 teachers were appointed qualified teachers and four were appointed excellent teachers in the Umeå University pedagogical qualification model. With this latest addition, the number of qualified and merited teachers has now reached 139, w...

Umeå University and USBE earns AACSB International Accreditation

2018-02-26
Tampa, Fla., USA (February 20, 2018)—AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) announces that Umeå University has earned accreditation for its Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics (USBE). Found...

Don’t forget your five a day for Christmas

2017-12-22
Jellied veal, pig’s trotters and boiled ling. Traditional dishes that are becoming increasingly rare at Swedish Christmas buffets. Björn Norén at the School of Restaurant and Culinary Arts sees a greener trend arising among the otherwise so meat-focu...

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