News from the Faculty of Science and Technology

Nature: Feature article on Emmanuelle Charpentier

The scientific journal Nature has published a lengthy feature article on Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, titled "The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuell...

Do fish survive in streams in winter?

Most stream-resident fish stay throughout winter despite the ice. This has been shown by Christine Weber, previous researcher at Umeå University, by tagging trout and sculpins with transponders to fol...

Umeå University increasingly popular among students

A total of 138,645 applications have been submitted to Umeå University study programmes and courses for the autumn term 2016. This is an increase by 1.5 per cent compared to last year. The number of f...

Future Forest acknowledged internationally for its collaboration

The largest forest research programme in Sweden – Future Forests – is on the home straight. In an international evaluation, the programme was acknowledged to have created a good atmosphere for interdi...

Salmon genome mapped in vast research project

The entire salmon genome has been mapped in a large project, which involved researchers at Umeå University. The results published in the journal Nature provide better chances of protecting salmon farm...

Robot race at full speed

On Friday 15 April it is yet again time for the traditional robot competition organised by the students at the Engineering Physics programme. Eight teams build their own robots and create a course whe...

Restoring ecosystems – how to learn from our mistakes

In a joint North European and North American study led by Umeå researcher Christer Nilsson, a warning is issued of underdocumented results of ecological restorations. The researchers show that continu...

Professor of Computing Science receives honorary fellowship

Bo Kågström, senior professor of Computing Science at Umeå University has been appointed Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Fellow of 2016. He is being honoured for contributions to the un...

Several skilful teachers praised at Umeå University

As many as 58 experienced and competent teachers are praised for their educational expertise in the second edition of the Umeå University educational merit system. The system was introduced three year...

Umeå University stands strong in global ranking

Seven subjects at Umeå University are ranked highly in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, which is more than ever. Nursing is now a new subject among the ones listed for Umeå University...

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