International Staff Support

International Staff Support provides complimentary and indepth support to faculty, staff, scholarship holders and accompanying family members.


International Staff Support is a function located at the Human Resources Office. We support you, and your host department, during your planning phase, onboarding phase as well as during your stay.

Your HR at the host department is your first hand support who will assist you with many of the practical arrangements before and upon arrival in Umeå.

International Staff Support have an online guidance that will help you prepare your move to Umeå. If you need complimentary support you are welcome to contact us.

We organise a number of activities on a regual basis for example an introduction programme, seminars, Swedish courses, social activities and guided tours.

Next introduction programme starts 18 March
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Newsletter from International Staff Support

Our newsletter premieres on January 27 and is aimed for new employees and fellows. The newsletter will be sent once a month - if you choose to subscribe.

The newsletter focuses on topics related to your employment / stipend but needs to be handled by you privately such as pension, declaration, private insurance. We will inform about activities in Umeå, other things that might be valuable and have interviews with "colleagues" at the university.

There will hopefully be a mixture of everything and something for everyone.

Read the first newsletter and start subscribing!

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Euraxess Centre

The Swedish Euraxess Portal offers web-based information and practical advice on all matters concerning your professional and daily life in Sweden as well as job and funding opportunities. Here you can explore the collection of resources that will help you to navigate through your career in Sweden.




Contact information

HR Strategist Human Resources Office


Rosita Nilsson 

HR Strategist Human Resources Office


Torbjörn Forsberg


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