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Social capital is an important factor for the well-being among Ukrainians

2017-12-11
Before the current Ukrainian military conflict began in 2014, social capital was characterized as comparably low and unequally distributed among different groups in the Ukrainian society. However, due...

Umeå University and KI researchers publish journal articles on mobile health

2017-08-29
In a special issue of the journal Global Health Action, researchers at Umeå University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden explore how mobile health (mHealth) can increase the readiness of healthcare ...

Education campaigns needed to mitigate indoor air pollution in slum households

2017-08-29
A study of air pollution levels in Kenyan slum households show that levels are especially high in homes using wood and kerosene as cooking fuels. But despite the high levels of harmful fine particles ...

WHO supports Swedish-Somali collaboration

2017-08-17
Somali-Swedish Collaboration in Research for Health is an initiative where doctors and nurses from Somalia can develop knowledge and skills through research in Somalia. The programme, led from Umeå Un...

TEDxUmeå: Why it's important to continue aiming for a fact-based worldview

2017-07-11
Watch Klara Johansson, researcher at Epidemiology and Global Health, lecture about the importance of a worldview based och facts. From TEDxUmeå, 3 May 2017.

TEDxUmeå: Why we lost the first round against climate change and how to fix it

2017-07-11
Watch the video of Mattias Goldmann's lecture about the difficulties to communicate about climate change. From TEDxUmeå, 3 May 2017.

"Hackfest" gathers experts to develop data program that can predict epidemics

2017-06-22
On 20–22 June, international experts on mosquito-borne diseases from WHO and Umeå University and elsewhere met with software developers from Microsoft to further advance early warnings and response sy...

Internationally renowned researchers appointed honorary doctors

2017-06-01
Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, And Dr. Paul Jenkins, chief statistician at Bassett Healthcare in New York, have been appointed ...

Graduation Ceremony 2017

2017-05-31
The Graduation Ceremony for International Master’s programmes was held on Tuesday 30 May. 116 graduating students received their congratulatory scroll from Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson in the annual...

Umeå University alumni new head of WHO

2017-05-24
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former student at the division Epidemiology and Global Health, have been appointed to Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Research leader offers pointers on how to gain EU funding

2017-01-18
On Monday 23 January, Professor Annelies Wilder-Smith, visiting professor at Umeå University and leader of the research consortium ZikaPLAN, will talk about how to create a successful application for ...

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