News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Umeå University ends all investments in fossil fuels

2017-03-13
Umeå University, has decided to end all investments in companies that produce, process or distribute coal, oil or gas, the so-called fossil fuels.

Women in focus during Sami Week

2017-03-03
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,...

Body and brain timing can be trained

2017-02-20
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.

Umeå University gets top marks once again from international students

2017-02-14
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. 

What to learn from a failed (?) Swedish tax compliance project

2017-02-02
Governments and tax agencies want to collect the correct amount of taxes in a timely and efficient manner. But what is the best way for tax agencies to work with large multinational corporations? Can collaboration between tax agencies and corporations increase tax compliance? Researchers from the Ho...

Codes of ethics cause problems for overseas operations

2017-01-23
Corporate codes of ethics can have reverse effects and mask anomalies or social evils in operations outsourced to low-wage countries. This according to Maira Babri at Umeå University in a study of Swedish corporate codes of ethics contra Chinese suppliers’ attitudes.

Christians less stressed than others during Christmas holidays

2016-12-19
Christmas is meant to be a joyous celebration, but on the contrary, people are experiencing on average a decrease in life satisfaction and emotional well-being than at other times during the year. However, Christians, particularly those with a high degree of religiousness, are an exception to this p...

SEK 33 million to young researchers

2016-12-15
The Swedish Research Council has decided which prominent young researchers should be granted consolidation grants. The Council has approved twenty grants of which three go to Umeå University.

Arctic theme shows our expertise and breadth

2016-12-15
In 2017, Umeå University will focus particularly on Arctic research. The objective is to emphasise Umeå University’s profile as a leading Swedish university for the Arctic, and create conditions for even more important research projects. “We want to place Umeå on the map when it comes to Arctic re...

New Research Council grants worth SEK 152 million

2016-11-09
The Swedish Research Council distributes SEK 152 million to 42 research projects at Umeå University in the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and health, natural sciences and technology, as well as educational science.

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