News from the Faculty of Science and Technology

World Water Day focusing on wastewater

2017-03-22
On 22 Wednesday 2017, Umeå and the rest of the World celebrate the World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Why waste water?”. Jerker Fick at the Department of Chemistry leads a research project on puri...

Run Faster! Be Stronger! Can technology make you better?

2017-03-13
Technological growth is moving at a rate never seen before — and as it advances, it simultaneously shrinks, moving closer to our bodies, intertwining with the many facets of our lives and positions it...

Umeå University ends all investments in fossil fuels

2017-03-13
Umeå University, has decided to end all investments in companies that produce, process or distribute coal, oil or gas, the so-called fossil fuels.

The sky is the limit for new low-cost 3D printer

2017-03-07
Sliperiet at Umeå Arts Campus is in the process of making a 3D printed Tower of Babel using a novel hanging printer. This offers a low-cost solution and increased flexibility to print large volumes.

Architecture students take on community project

2017-03-03
A festival in the Norwegian island municipality of Træna kicks off a project on rural and community development for the second-year students at the five-year Architectural Programme in Umeå.

Frozen chemistry controls bacterial infections

2017-03-03
Chemists and molecular biologists have made an unexpected discovery in infection biology. The researchers can now show that two proteins that bind to one another slow down a chemical reaction central ...

Winners and losers: climate change will shift vegetation

2017-02-16
Projected global warming will likely decrease the extent of temperate drylands by a third over the remainder of the 21st century coupled with an increase in dry deep soil conditions during agricultura...

Umeå University gets top marks once again from international students

2017-02-14
The results of the 2016 International Student Barometer (ISB) are evident – yet again Umeå University receives top marks by international students. ISB is a survey measuring student satisfaction regar...

Åforsk Foundation praises popular professor

2017-02-14
Plant scientist and Professor Stefan Jansson was awarded the 2017 Knowledge Prize, Kunskapspriset, together with SEK 100,000 by the ÅForsk Foundation. He is being praised for his prominent contributio...

New study identifies critical factors for mercury methylation in lakes

2017-02-09
In a collaborative effort, researchers at Uppsala and Umeå University now show that the formation of methylmercury in sediment is controlled by the molecular composition of the organic matter. The stu...

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