Competence and career development

Umeå University is keen to provide its faculty and staff with good opportunities for personal development. This page collects resources and tools available for you to optimise current and future careers.


The University supports your ability to freely and easily move to Umeå University. We also encourage you to be mobile in your work to have new experiences and create international networks. Check out your mobility options.

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Academic skills and development

To succeed in your academic career, there are a few skills you need to master. Writing, teaching, applying for grants, planning, managing, publishing are some of them. Learn how we can support you in advancing your skills.

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Career advice

What are your hopes and dreams for your future career? We aim to help and encourage our members of staff to create opportunities for progress in their current and future work by for instance supporting doctoral students, grant applications and offering a safe environment for all.

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Interacting with others is one important way for you to exchange information, provide support and develop professional and or social contacts. Read about what support you can get in building such a network.

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Company and organisational interaction

If you are planning to build your own business, pursue a career in trade and industry or want to expand your collaborative networks, there are several options and ways we can support for you. Check out your options.

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Euraxess information about Career Development