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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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SEK 57 million to two research projects at Umeå University

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation grants over SEK 57 million to two projects managed by the researchers Stefan Björklund and Helena Edlund at Umeå University. The Umeå researcher Jürgen Schleucher is also co-applicant to a large project at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)...

Umeå University makes big leap in global ranking

Umeå University advanced to place #251-300 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16, a dramatic rise from its 2014-15 position of #351-400. The list is recognised as one the world’s most prestigious and widely referenced university rankings.

Medical Daily: Grandmothers Who Smoke Cigarettes During Pregnancy May Increase Asthma Risk In Grandchildren

A study presented at the European Respiratory Society’s International Congress finds that children with grandmothers who smoked during pregnancy have a 10 to 22% increased risk of asthma—even when their mothers did not smoke. The study is co-authored by Professor Bertil Forsberg, Department of Publi...

A newly discovered mechanism controls the number of immune cells

The proteins CD47 and SIRPα are fundamental to establishing a correct number of immune cells, so-called B lymphocytes. This according to a dissertation by Shrikant Shantilal Kolan from Umeå University.

Umeå University slips in global ranking

Umeå University dropped in this year’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, down to 319th place from 267th place in the 2014 rankings. The decline is partially due to a change in methodology. The university placed second in Sweden for student-to-faculty ratio.

New genetic cause for osteoporosis identified in international study

Using one of the world’s most extensive genetics data sets, an international research team including five scientists from Umeå University, has identified a gene that is linked to the development of osteoporosis. The findings are published in the forthcoming issue of the prestigious journal Nature.

Sarah Tyler – number 100,000 at Umeå University

The 22nd of January in 2015 was a huge day for Sarah Tyler, as she finally earned her medical degree after several years of study. The occasion was also very special for Umeå University since her degree was the 100,000th to be officially issued by the university. Sarah Tyler describes more about her...

Invisible health risks from harmful environmental exposures in slum areas

As an increasing proportion of the population in low- and middle-income countries migrates to urban slums areas, the risk of illness and death increases due to harmful environmental exposure. This is presented in a doctoral thesis at Umeå University.

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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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