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Umea University

Umea University

Umeå University is a university in Umeå in the mid-northern region of Sweden. The university was founded in 1965 and is the fifth oldest within Sweden’s present borders.

As of 2015, Umeå University has nearly 31,000 registered students (approximately 16,000 full-time students), including those at the postgraduate and doctoral level. It has more than 4,000 employees, half of which are teachers/researchers, including 368 professors.

Internationally, the university is known for research relating to the genome of the Populus tree and the Norway Spruce, and its highly ranked Institute of (industrial) Design.

University highlights

  • Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden’s fifth oldest university with the total of students approximately 34,200
  • 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
  • Umeå University received a first place overall average satisfaction ranking* in Sweden and Europe by international students according to the latest International Student Barometer
  • Umeå University received the highest marks of all participating universities in the world for its campus environment, support staff helpfulness, English skills of its support staff, and finding other friends upon arriva
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