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Umea University

4.7 out of 5 (89 reviews) Umeå, Sweden
Umeå University has a strong international positions as one of Sweden's leading universities. We have developed interaction between research, education, collaboration and innovation that challenges boundaries and plays a crucial role in the region's development. In 2012, the university was ranked 23rd in the world of higher education institutions under the age of 50 years by the British magazine Times Higher Education.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden's fifth oldest university. Today, we have a strong international presence with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world. As one of the leading comprehensive universities in the nation, we are alive with enthusiasm, innovation, creativity and fresh ideas.

Research

Research at Umeå University is innovative and extends over many disciplines and scientific fields. Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world. Our strong research environments highlight our ambition to conduct high quality international research.

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
274
2017
-
2016
-
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
301 -50
2018
251
2017
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
338
2018
338 -44
2017
294
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
401 -100
2017
301
2016
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Services

Student services

Student Services provide study guidance and study related support to students and coordinate educational support to students with disabilities, handle admission of students to courses, educate in and manage different study administrative computer systems, administer in- and outgoing students for the university, carry out preventive student health service and issue degree certificates.

Housing services

The International Housing Office (IHO) offers student housing to exchange students and full-degree students that are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.

Library services

The University Library (UB) is the largest academic research library in Northern Sweden. It has over 1.3 million volumes and is visited by 3,000 people each day when terms are in session.

ICT services

By signing in using the central authentication service (CAS) username and password, you will get access to a number of web applications such as the learning platform Cambro, the student portal (Portalen), the wireless network, and other. CAS offers so-called 'single-sign-on' (SSO) which means that you sign in once and will then get access to the web applications using CAS.

Medical services

The Student Health Service is available for students* at Umeå University and at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå. At the Student Health Service you gan get support in matters relating to your physical, mental and psychosocial health situation.

Student Life

Campus life

Umeå University's Campus Umeå is the main campus and is patterned after the American Campus model. Consequently, almost all of the courses and programmes that are taught in English take place on Campus Umeå or at the adjacent University Hospital.

Student Reviews

Umea University
Umea University...the best place to be
rated 5 out of 5 stars
Umea is a beautiful environmentally friendly university town. Cost of living is very low by European standards. In addition student accommodation is the best.
Umea University
A small insight into the Swedish north.
rated 4 out of 5 stars
ALOT of Self studies, taking initiative to make social contacts and so on. A good feeling of belonging but a negligible amount of funds for group activities. Nice place, but a bit rural although 13000+ students makes it more fun.
Umea University
A small insight into the Swedish north.
rated 4 out of 5 stars
ALOT of Self studies, taking initiative to make social contacts and so on. A good feeling of belonging but a negligible amount of funds for group activities. Nice place, but a bit rural although 13000+ students makes it more fun.