Umeå University (Swedish: Umeå universitet) is a university in Umeå region of Sweden. The university was founded in 1965 and is the fifth oldest in Sweden. During 1965 there were only about 2,000 students. Today the total of students – including those at the postgraduate level – is approximately 34,200. More than 9,000 of these students are taking courses via distance education, or off-campus. Additionally, there are 2,146 teachers and researchers employed by the university.
Umeå University is among the best young universities in the world according to recent, highly-respected rankings tables like Times Higher Education 100 Under 50, QS Top 50 Under 50 etc. Internationally, the university is known for research relating to the genome of the Populus tree and the Norway Spruce. They carry out international research within such areas as ageing and population studies, infections, and plant and forest biotechnology.
- Master’s in Plant and Forest Biotechnology
- Master’s in Molecular Biology
- Culture and Sports
Address: Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden
Tel: +46 90-786 50 00