News from the Faculty of Social Sciences
An international two-year Master in Social Work and Welfare within a Nordic Perspective will start this autumn. Umeå will be one of three Nordic universities hosting the degree programme.
Russian American Andrey Petrov takes over as chairperson of the international Arctic research body IASSA. The university in Archangelsk will be hosting the next big Arctic research conference in 2020.
Ann Fienup-Riordan from Alaska and Carl Christian Olsen from Greenland take home the 2017 IASSA Awards. The award is given every three years.
Researchers, decision-makers and opinion makers from all over the world have gathered at Umeå University to discuss the future of the Arctic. One of the questions that is highlighted during the conference is of course climate change.
Our climate is warming and the fastest change takes place in the North. So, what societal challenges await? Will the Arctic still be habitable for humans? How will natural resources be distributed? On 8–12 June 2017, world-leading researchers will gather in the hundreds at ICASS IX at Umeå Universit...
The Graduation Ceremony for International Master’s programmes was held on Tuesday 30 May. 116 graduating students received their congratulatory scroll from Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson in the annual ceremony.
Marco van Leeuwen, the Netherlands, Carol Bacchi, and Stewart R. Clegg, both from Australia, become the 2017 honorary doctors at Umeå University’s Faculty of Social Sciences.
On 1 July, new deans and pro deans will take office at Umeå University, representing the highest management positions for the four respective faculties. Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson has now reached the formal decisions on who take the roles.
Professor and former rector of Umeå School of Business and Economics in Umeå, Anders Söderholm, has been appointed Director-General of the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ).
March for Science on 22 April is a global manifestation that took off in the US where researchers wanted to emphasise the importance of science and research-based knowledge in society, as well as counteract fact-resistance. The manifestation has also got a foothold in Sweden where Umeå is one of the...
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