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Our Faculty has 3 300 students, around 200 doctoral students and a staff of 900 consisting of teachers, scientists and administrators. The Faculty has eleven departments and seven research centres.
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Umeå School of Architecture, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Bildmuseet and also the Department of Creative Studies should be tied more closely to one another to strengthen the artistic profile of Umeå University. That is the main message conveyed by investigator Peter Honeth, former Secretary of State, in a proposal, which will be submitted to the Vice-Chancellor at the end of April.
Comprehensive internationalisation, new objectives in the Higher Education Act and tailored support by government agencies, are some of the proposals presented in the inquiry En strategisk agenda för internationalisering submitted to the government
Guest lecture with Daniel Kreiss, University of North Carolina, on how political communication and election campaigns have changed over the past decade.
Communicating science does not always come natural, but just like other aspects of scientific work it is a skill that can be learned. In October, the Faculty of Science and Technology starts the new course "Communicating scientific research" aimed at doctoral students.
This year´s topic is Chemical and Genetic Screening – Exploring the Future Frontiers of Human Health. The advent of new automatizing and genome editing technologies is revolutionizing screening efforts from the academia. We will bring together an excellent group of scientists actively involved in chemical and genetic screenings from various independent angles. Anyone with an interest in the field is welcome to participate.
John Anderson holds the royal environmental professorship at Umeå University for 2017–2018. On Wednesday 14 February, he will together with four colleagues, hold open lectures with the Swedish King in the audience. The theme is climate effects on Northern ecosystems.
The Faculty of Science and Technology´s annual Teacher's Day will take place on 22 August 2018. Mark the day in your calendar, formal invitation with the opportunity to register will be sent out in May. The theme of this year's day is Learning.
Katarina Henriksson, External Relations Office, is taking over the task of Mats Falck as contact for the Faculty of Engineering and Science.
Are you going to apply for research support from the Swedish Research Council (VR) in 2018? The Faculty of Science and Technology invites you to a briefing of aspects that you may need to consider when writing an application for a project grant to VR. Schedule February 1!
Stefan Björklund, professor at the Department of Medical Chemistry and Biophysics, is new scientific coordinator at the Chemical Biological Center, KBC.
On Tuesday the first lunch pitch takes place with Therese Danley, Department of Geography and Economic History and Magnus Wolf-Watz, Department of Chemistry.
Umeå University has appointed further seven teachers as qualified "pedagogiskt meriterad lärare" according to the university's educational qualification model.