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Faculty of Medicine - welcome!

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 12 departments and about 3 400 undergraduate and 600 postgraduate students. We have about 1 200 employees, 45 % of them are  teachers/researchers.

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34 Brazilian students to Umeå University in 2015/16

2015-04-17
During the 2015-2016 academic year, 34 students from Brazil will be attending Umeå University as part of the Science without Borders programme (Ciência sem Fronteiras). The number of students who have chosen Umeå University has increased significantly compared to previous years. Umeå University is n...

Umeå University 2015/16 scholarship recipients announced

2015-04-14
A total of 42 new international master's progamme candidates have been offered full scholarships for the 2015/16 academic year from the Swedish Council of Higher Education (UHR), Erling-Persson Scholarship Fund, Balticgruppen's Donation Trust Fund and the Swedish Institute.

Emmanuelle Charpentier named in Time magazine’s ‘100 most influential people in world' list

2015-04-13
Emmanuelle Charpentier, professor at Umeå University, has been selected by Time magazine as one of its 100 most influential people in the world list for 2015.

Major grant to establish new molecular medicine centre at Umeå University

2015-04-10
Wallenberg Centre of Molecular Medicine at Umeå University – a new research centre at Umeå University – is part of a national plan on how Sweden will regain its world-leading position in medical research. Behind the centre stands Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in cooperation with Umeå Universi...

Strokes can double the likelihood of attempted suicide

2015-04-08
Stroke patients can be up to twice as likely to commit suicide compared with the rest of the population, and the risk of attempted suicide is highest within the first two years after a stroke. These are the findings of a study from Umeå University published in the journal Neurology.

Umeå University first in Sweden for international student satisfaction

2015-04-02
Umeå University placed first in Sweden and fourth in Europe for international student satisfaction according to the latest International Student Barometer (ISB) survey. The questionnaire was responded by international students from 209 universities in the world during the autumn of 2014.

Prominent ALS researcher at Umeå University named Wallenberg Clinical Scholar

2015-03-25
Peter Andersen, Professor of Neurology at the Faculty of Medicine and senior clinical neurologist at the University hospital of Umeå, has received SEK 15 million in funding from the Wallenberg Clinical Scholars program to find a treatment that inhibits the deadly course of events in ALS. He is one o...

Umeå University signs planetary health manifesto

2015-03-05
Umeå University has – as the first Swedish university – signed a manifesto on planetary health initiated by the medical journal the Lancet. The manifesto calls for a social movement to support collective public health action at personal, community, national, regional, global, and planetary level. Th...

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2014-08-18

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Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine
Umeå University
S-901 87 Umeå 

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Dean's Office, Campus Umeå

Tel:  +46 (0)90-786 64 65

Fax:  +46 (0)90-786 76 60

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