News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

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 house a new dome theatre for visualisation, presen...

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. TEDx is a platform for knowledge exchange, reflectio...

Focus on those closest affected

2018-04-30
Due to the recent murder suspected by the police to have taken place in a student room in Ålidhem, Umeå University has taken a number of measures. During the initial stages, focus has been directed towards the most closely affected students that reside at the address. At the present time, further e...

Jörg Richter and Carina Bergfeldt new honorary doctors in Umeå

2018-04-26
Jörg Richter, professor in psychology, and the journalist Carina Bergfeldt, have been appointed 2018 honorary doctors with the Faculty of Social Sciences at Umeå University.

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, which places Umeå University second in Sweden.

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). Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global ac...

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-focused Christmas dishes.

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