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Umea University


  • 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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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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465 -96
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
601 -100
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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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.

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.

Sports facilities

  • Iksu Sport in the outskirts of Campus Umeå is one of Europe's largest sports facilities. The training opportunities at Iksu are almost endless. 
  • As a student you get generous discounts and free training during the summer. 
  • In addition, the opening hours are tailored to fit your schedule, with the possibility of early morning workouts, lunch classes and group training until late in the evenings.

Student clubs

  • There are three student unions at Umeå University: Umeå studentkår (Umeå Student Union) Umeå naturvetar- och teknologkår (Umeå Student Union of Science and Technology) Umeå medicinska studentkår (Umeå Medical and Health Sciences Student Union).

  • 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. 

Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden

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