About Umeå University
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.
We have developed interaction between research, education, collaboration and innovation that challenges boundaries and plays a crucial role in the region's development.
The University is a dynamic meeting place where interdisciplinary knowledge is generated and disseminated. Creative envionments attract students, resarchers, teachers and collaborating partners nationally and globally.
(Text und Bild: Umeå Universitet)
Campus Umeå is the main campus and focal centre of Umeå University, and is patterned after the American campus model. The vast majority of the courses and programmes are held in its many buildings and facilities, all within walking distance of each other.
Campus Umeå is also situated close to the city centre and getting around by bicycle or bus is easy. There are 180 kilometres of bicycle paths in Umeå. If you’re running or the weather conditions are bad, you can always jump onto one of the many buses that criss-cross the city and surrounding area. Umeå is also easily assessible via plane, railway, bus, car, and even by ferry across the Gulf of Bothnia (to Vaasa, Finland).