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Epic film work by John Akomfrah opens at Bildmuseet

Bildmuseet presents a new work by British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah, his most ambitious project to date. Purple is an immersive six-channel video installation addressing man's relationship to nature and to the planet. The exhibition opens April 13 at 19:00 in the presence of the artist.

Ambassadors visit campus to discuss future Europe

Brexit, migration crisis, constitutional violations - Europe is facing many challenges.

International students showcase their culture in Lindellhallen

On 6 March, the university's multicultural campus is showcased at a Global Village. Passers-by and visitors get to take part of international culture in may ways and learn about what opportunities there are for studying abroad.

Japanese Week on Campus

Sweden and Japan celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations. To mark this occasion, activities are organised on campus for students and staff. The week includes lectures, film screenings and try it out activities.

Enthusiastic Nobel Prize winner visited Umeå University on Lucia Day

One of this year's Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry, Jacques Dubochet, arrived by train (for environmental reasons!) in Umeå on Lucia morning to visit Umeå University. In addition to holding a lecture on his revolutionary research, he met with the media, research colleagues and answered questions fr...

Umeå students helped break charity record

Musikhjälpen is an annual radio show with the objective of raising money for charity. This year, the show broke a collection record - all broadcast from Umeå. According to Michele Cicchetti, Umeå Student Union and the initiative Umeå students for Musikhjälpen, Umeå students did extremely well in the...

Equal opportunities seminar: Cultural diversity, racism and the importance of moral courage

Welcome to the lecture by Siavosh Derakhti on "Cultural diversity, racism and the importance of moral courage".

Attention international students - we want your feedback!

Complete the International Student Barometer and have a chance to win SEK 11,000. This is your opportunity to tell us what’s working and what you think of your university experience to date.

International Days - visit Global Village and celebrate 30 years of Erasmus!

Students and staff at Umeå University are invited to International Days.

Opening at Bildmuseet: Amar Kanwar / The Sovereign Forest

On Friday 20 October at 19:00 Bildmuseet opens a large exhibition by recognised artist and filmmaker Amar Kanwar. The Sovereign Forest is a poetic response to the conflict over land and the resistance of local communities in the Indian state of Odisha.

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