Research is one of the university's two core activities. Research must be innovative and make an international impact in several fields.
In its vision document, Umeå University 2020 – Vision and objectives, Umeå University stipulates that research must break down boundaries. This is important to social development and attracts researchers from all over the world.
The university's express objectives are:
- Ground-breaking research.
- Research that takes on society's challenges.
- Access to the best research infrastructure.