Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden’s fifth oldest university. Today, it has a strong international presence with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world. As one of the leading comprehensive universities in the nation, Umeå University is alive with enthusiasm, innovation, creativity and fresh ideas.
The University has developed interaction between research, education, collaboration and innovation that challenges boundaries and plays a crucial role in the region’s development.
Research at Umeå University is innovative and extends over many disciplines and scientific fields. The University carries out groundbreaking, top-level international research within such areas as ageing and population studies, infection biology, global health, and plant and forest biotechnology.