Umea University

      The University was established in 1965 and has now some 24 000 students; a growing number of these are foreign students. There are five major faculties; Arts, Science and Technology, Medicine and Odontology, Social Sciences, and Teacher Education. Also incorporated are the College of Fine Arts, the College of Design, Umea School of Environmental Studies, the Umea Institute of Technology, and the School of Business and Economics. There are 60 departments and 235 professors, served by an academic staff of 3 700. Umea University offers a broad spectrum of research, from modern languages to medicine and natural sciences. Umea is known particularly for its concentration on research into Molecular Biology, Behavioural Science, Economics and Business Administration, Environmental Studies, Computer Science and Sports.
     The campus area affords an excellent environment for both study and leisure. Most departments are located on campus, with student accommodation nearby. At the heart of the campus there is the Universum building- housing with wide variety of amenities such as restaurants, student counselling office, media and information service, the student union centre Corona, one of the student union offices, health clinic, book shop, hairdresser, convenience shop, university souvenir shop, minibank and pub.
Nearby, students and staff have their own sports and swimming hall with a training and exercise track.
     Thanks to participation in various extensive programmes such as ERASMUS-SOCRATES and NORDPLUS within Europe, as well as bilateral programmes with universities in several other countries, including Canada, Australia, Russia and the USA, Umea University draws students from many different parts of the world. Foreign students are also attracted to university by the many high-level courses that are given in English.



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