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Umeå University
Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden

Umeå University

Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden's fifth oldest university. Today, we have a strong international and multicultural presence with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world. As one of the leading comprehensive universities in the nation, we are alive with enthusiasm, creativity and fresh ideas. We constantly strive towards being one of Scandinavia and Europe's best environments for education, research and community engagement that meets the challenges of an ever-increasing global society.

Facts and Figures

The tireless struggle to become Sweden’s fifth university was achieved in great part to the marketing efforts of Gösta Skoglund, a local politician and member of the Swedish parliament from 1940-1970. The politicians were choosing between Härnösand and Umeå. They decided on Umeå in 1963, changing the course of the town's history.

In 1956 it was the dental school that led the way to higher education in Umeå. In 1958, Umeå received a teaching hospital. And in 1963, the decision was made to establish a university in Umeå, and Umeå University was inaugurated on the 17th of September 1965, by the then king, Gustav VI Adolf. 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.

6 JOBS FROM THIS EMPLOYER

Umeå University
Umeå University
Location: Umeå, Sweden | Closing on Sep 01
Postdoc position in digital companions as social actors
The research group Intelligent Interactive Systems at the Department of Computing Science at Umeå University is seeking outstanding candidates for a post-doctoral position in Computer Science with focus on digital companions as social actors. Deadline for application is...
Umeå University
Umeå University
Location: Umeå, Sweden | Closing on Aug 22
Research Engineer, RAIN part II
Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is recruiting a research engineer to the Responsible Artificial Intelligence (RAI) group. Deadline for application is 22 th of August 2021. The Department of Computing Science is a dynamic environment with around 140...
Umeå University
Umeå University
Location: Umeå, Sweden | Closing on Aug 22
2 PhD Student Positions in Computer Science with focus on data privacy
Research topic: Privacy-aware transparent machine learning Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking candidates for two PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on data privacy. Deadline for application is August 22th, 2021. The...
Umeå University
Umeå University
Location: Umeå, Sweden | Closing on Aug 22
PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on trustworthy anomaly detection
Umeå University, the Department of Computing Science, is seeking outstanding candidates for a PhD student position in Computer Science with focus on trustworthy learning for anomaly detection in complex data. Deadline for application is 22 August, 2021. The position funded...