News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Obamacare helps reverse the decline in U.S. trust

2017-10-10
Since the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as Obamacare, an estimated 20 million previously uninsured U.S. citizens have gained access to health insurance. Recent research from Umeå and Lund universities shows that Obamacare might be key to reversing the trend...

Proud to flag for Pride

2017-09-28
On Friday 29 September, during Umeå Pride 2017, Umeå University will raise the Pride flag. The aim is to raise awareness of LGBT rights but also strike a blow for equal opportunities and gender equality from a wider perspective.

Increased funding proposed for certain programmes in new budget

2017-09-21
The Medical Programme at Umeå University is proposed to get eight additional study places (FTEs), the engineering science programmes to get the equivalent of 15 additional places, and educations aimed at community building to get nine additional places. These are proposals in the new Government Budg...

Justice in demand for victims of atrocity crimes

2017-09-14
International law needs to be more stringent for states to offer reparation for victims of atrocity crimes, such as war crimes. At present, demands differ from those put on states to prosecute perpetrators. This according to a new dissertation by Fanny Holm at Umeå University, in which she also sugg...

New U-bike rental on campus

2017-09-07
The new cargo bike pool U-bike on Campus Umeå has now been inaugurated. Interest for cargo bikes was large during the opening ceremony at the Welcome Fair and was celebrated with speeches and cake.

Bustling Welcome Fair for 5,000 students

2017-09-07
Today, on 7 September, 5,000 students will visit Välkomstmässan at Umeå University. Apart from a good amount of useful info and advice to new students, visitors will also be offered speeches, shows and a concert with Cleo & Broke’n Tipsy.

Nordic countries start new Master’s in social work

2017-07-04
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.

Andrey Petrov new IASSA President

2017-06-12
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.

Arctic awards to Alaska and Greenland

2017-06-12
Ann Fienup-Riordan from Alaska and Carl Christian Olsen from Greenland take home the 2017 IASSA Awards. The award is given every three years.

Umeå unites global Arctic researchers

2017-06-09
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.

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