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Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine, one of the four faculties of Umeå University (Its name was changed from "Faculty of Medicine and Odontology" in April 2004). Our faculty is an organization for education and research in the fields of medicine, odontology and health care. We have 13 departments and about 5 800 undergraduate and 550 postgraduate students. We have about 1 150 employees, 50 % of them are  teachers/researchers.

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Umeå University researchers help Europe fight spread of Zika virus

Umeå University researchers help Europe fight spread of Zika virus

Research Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden help assess the risk that Zika will spread to Europe by describing the transmission season, areas at risk and intervention strategies. By using previous knowledge on Dengue, they are now strategizing on how Zika can be controlled.

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Social Internet-based activities important for healthy ageing

2016-02-08
Meaningful and Internet-based activities promote experiences of participation in society and are important for healthy ageing. In a new dissertation at Umeå University, occupational therapists are shown to promote participation, reduce experiences of loneliness and strengthen seniors’ social network...

Umeå University researchers help Europe fight spread of Zika virus

2016-02-08
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden help assess the risk that Zika will spread to Europe by describing the transmission season, areas at risk and intervention strategies. By using previous knowledge on Dengue, they are now strategizing on how Zika can be controlled.

30 years of internationalisation

2016-02-04
The unit of Epidemiology and Global Health at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine recently kicked-off its 30th anniversary celebrations with lectures at Umeå University's event Kunskapsnoden at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.

High risk of falling an early sign of Parkinson’s

2016-02-03
Parkinson’s patients have a higher risk of injurious fall and hip fractures already 26 years before a diagnosis according to a new cohort study at Umeå University. The patient group’s higher proportion of fall-related injuries can partly be explained by reduced balance, which could be a significant ...

Increased risk of bacterial infection if food is exposed to light

2016-02-02
Listeria bacterium found in food, which can infect people and cause temporary gastro-intestinal distress, is a serious health risk for pregnant women and for people with compromised immune systems. According to a dissertation from Umeå University, the bacterium, which sometimes causes the lethal ill...

Essential research at Kunskapsnoden 2016

2016-01-27
How is an including society created? What can be done about increasing obesity? Will there be sufficient food in the future? How can peace be reached worldwide? These are topics covered at Kunskapsnoden 2016, organised by Umeå University at Grand Hôtel in Stockholm, where researchers Lotta Vikström,...

Improved chances of diagnosing hereditary disease

2016-01-26
New insights in hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) improve the chances of diagnosing the genetic disease using ECG and ultrasound. In a new doctoral dissertation by Sandra Arvidsson at Umeå University, an explanation to the varying symptoms in patients with ATTR is explored. Of particular i...

Major increase in applications to international master’s programmes

2016-01-21
The number of applicants for international master’s programmes at Umeå University starting in autumn 2016 have dramatically increased by 67% in this year’s application round, to 7,700 students. This is according to the latest statistics from the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR).

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2015-09-11

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Umeå University
S-901 87 Umeå 

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