Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden's fifth oldest university. Today, we have a strong international 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, innovation, creativity and fresh ideas.
Research at Umeå University is innovative and extends over many disciplines and scientific fields. Many of our more than 2,000 researchers and teachers are among the elite in Sweden and throughout the world. Our strong research environments highlight our ambition to conduct high quality international research.
Student Services provide study guidance and study related support to students and coordinate educational support to students with disabilities, handle admission of students to courses, educate in and manage different study administrative computer systems, administer in- and outgoing students for the university, carry out preventive student health service and issue degree certificates.
The International Housing Office (IHO) offers student housing to exchange students and full-degree students that are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
The University Library (UB) is the largest academic research library in Northern Sweden. It has over 1.3 million volumes and is visited by 3,000 people each day when terms are in session.
By signing in using the central authentication service (CAS) username and password, you will get access to a number of web applications such as the learning platform Cambro, the student portal (Portalen), the wireless network, and other. CAS offers so-called 'single-sign-on' (SSO) which means that you sign in once and will then get access to the web applications using CAS.
The Student Health Service is available for students* at Umeå University and at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå. At the Student Health Service you gan get support in matters relating to your physical, mental and psychosocial health situation.
Umeå University's Campus Umeå is the main campus and is patterned after the American Campus model. Consequently, almost all of the courses and programmes that are taught in English take place on Campus Umeå or at the adjacent University Hospital.
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At the beginning it was a bit hard trying to get used to the study system here which is completely different from my home university, but it turned out to be just amazing how they make us “students” to be so independent in the lab for example and trust our judgment in general.
Umea is a beautiful environmentally friendly university town. Cost of living is very low by European standards. In addition student accommodation is the best.
ALOT of Self studies, taking initiative to make social contacts and so on. A good feeling of belonging but a negligible amount of funds for group activities. Nice place, but a bit rural although 13000+ students makes it more fun.