How the Aurora website for staff works

Aurora is Umeå University’s website for staff. It contains information, service and support for the university’s staff. This page presents how Aurora is structured and how to use the website.

Choose your startpage

When you access Aurora for the first time, you are urged to choose what part of the organisation you belong to. This also controls what startpage content you see.



You can easily change your startpage by clicking "Content filtered for" in the page header.

Each faculty or equivalent has an adapted startpage containing:

  • a news feed
  • links to faculty pages
  • log ins, and
  • feeds with funding calls and/or Vice-Chancellor's decisions.

In the footer of the page, you can find support information, search functionality, about the website, as well as contact and invoice details.

Find your way through the information

Aurora went trough some changes on 24 May 2021. The major changes are listed below.


The collaboration sites that could previously be found on Aurora have been phased out and most sites have been moved to Teams and Sharepoint in Office365. Some sites have been integrated into the regular menu structure of Aurora.

This particularly applies to the "handbooks", which have also changed names:

  • Chefshandboken including a news feed can now be found under Stöd och service > Administration och chef > För dig som chef (Service and support > Administration and management > For managers).
  • Handbok för utbildningsfrågor including a news feed for teaching staff can be found under Education and research > Support for education.

New menu

The new version of Aurora contains four main headlines. You may notice that "Rules and regulations" has disappeared. "About Umeå University" has also been removed to avoid duplicates with information on

This content has now been relocated to the relevant section in the menu structure as well as to the new headline "Organisation and management".

New search function

The old search engine used on Aurora was tied to Sharepoint. Hence, the search engine has been replaced with the same as is used for This means that when you are searching for content on Aurora, you will receive your search hits on a joint page on which you also get hits from other parts of

You can filter the hits to simplify finding what you are looking for.

Contact information Communications Office

Communications Office
SE-901 87 Umeå

Phone: +46 90 786 50 70

Visiting address:
University Management Building (Universitetsledningshuset), Level 4
Universitetstorget 4

Head of Communications:
Gunilla Stendahl
Phone: +46 90-786 51 82
Mobile: +46 72-500 79 74

Erik Vesterberg