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.
Umeå University is the flagship institution of higher education in northern Sweden. We offer a broad range of academic opportunities, including creative learning environments, an exciting campus life and valuable support services.
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.
Umeå University is keen to provide its employees with good opportunities for personal development. On this page, you will find more information about our development plans and career paths.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AACSB Accreditation recognizes institutions that have demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International.
Umea is a student-friendly university where you can learn and have fun with multi-national students. The staff is so helpful and treat you like friends and colleagues. No professional communication is needed.
Umeå University is a great place to be indeed, beautiful campus, students and lecturers very friendly. I can't ask for more. It's very welcoming and the natural beauty of the city is awesome
The university offers all the help and guidance it can give, whether it is theoretical, philosophical, structural, societal or aesthetical questions you have. One of the core philosophies at UMA is to promote individual creativity, to help you define your own design process. The workshop and its staff are also incredibly helpful and reliable, giving students advice on...