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Umea University

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.

Education

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

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.

Career

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.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
340 -2
2019
338
2018
338
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
-
2019
301 -50
2018
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
-
2018
401 -100
2017
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.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
-
2019
280 -6
2018
274
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.

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.

Accreditation

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. 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

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

Umeå School of Architecture
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

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...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a friendly campus where all disciplines come together, perfect for international students!

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