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

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Umeå University in 2015 Shanghai Ranking of top world universities

2015-08-27
Umeå University is ranked #314th in the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking. It is a slight decline from last year’s placement of #297. Umeå is 8th among higher education institutions in Sweden.

New semester begins with nearly 23,000 admitted students

2015-08-26
Umeå University is placed third among universities in Sweden for the number of admitted students – 22,600 have accepted their offer to programmes and courses. When the autumn 2015 semester starts on 31 August, more are expected to begin studies in teacher education, social work and energy engineerin...

Umeå researchers take on “ALS ice bucket challenge” - again!

2015-08-25
On Monday 24 August, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) researchers at Umeå University and the University Hospital of Umeå endured the 2015 “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” by the campus pond to help raise awareness and funds to find treatments and a cure for the disease.

Umeå University’s Medals of Honour 2015

2015-08-11
On 4 June, the University Board decided on honouring Bengt Palmgren, professor emeritus and Bernt Eric Uhlin, professor, with the Umeå University Medal of Honour. The medal is awarded to individuals for their outstanding contributions to the university.

Air pollution increases risk of dementia

2015-08-05
Individuals who live in areas with increased levels of air pollution run an increased risk of developing dementia than people living in areas with cleaner air. This according to a study led by Bertil Forsberg, Professor at the Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umeå University. The...

Northern databases and data repositories lift research on ageing and dementia

2015-07-09
Well-developed repositories and databases with patient data, connected to regular examinations using different imaging techniques, give Umeå University an advantage when it comes to research on the ageing of the brain and the development of dementia. Not only from a national perspective, but also an...

Umeå University EC Jubilee Award 2015

2015-06-24
Umeå University honours Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier for her pioneering research with the powerful discovery of CRISPR-Cas9, which has already been of great importance by providing new opportunities for Life Science research and its applications in Biology and Medicine. Umeå University will pres...

Drugs for impotence do not increase risk of melanoma

2015-06-23
Using drugs for impotence does not increase the risk of malignant melanoma, researchers from Umeå University conclude in a publication in JAMA, a top US medical journal. These results contradict previous research indicating such an association.

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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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