News from the 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...
Umeå University is ranked #41 in the world among universities established between 1945 and 1966, in what Times Higher Education describes as the Golden Age in global higher education.
Umeå University invites everyone to partake in a national minute of silence on Monday 10 April at 12:00 to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attack in Stockholm on Friday and show support for their family and friends.
The Swedish Government has appointed Chris Heister, county governor of Stockholm County, as new chairperson of the Umeå University Board. She will take her post on 1 May.
Umeå University, has decided to end all investments in companies that produce, process or distribute coal, oil or gas, the so-called fossil fuels.
Sami women will in various ways stand at the centre of attention during the 2017 Sami Week. According to Michael Lindblad, chairperson of Umeå Sami Association, Såhkie, and researcher in pedagogical work at Umeå University, the programme for the Sami Week pays attention to Sami women as visionaries,...
Good timing is vital in many situations of daily life, but is rarely something we consider. In a new dissertation from Umeå University, Olympia Karampela shows that our ability for timing is something that can be trained and it seems to be connected with our cognitive capacity.
The results of the 2016 International Student Barometer (ISB) are evident – yet again Umeå University receives top marks by international students. ISB is a survey measuring student satisfaction regarding studies and everyday life at the University and in the city they live.
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