The main responsibility of
University Hospital of Umeå
is to provide quality medical care to the region, although it also carries out research, often in cooperation with the clinical institutions at Umeå University. The
focuses primarily on a number of particular diseases and how they are treated, such as cancer, stroke, familial amyloidosis with polyneuropathy (Skellefteå disease) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Education & training
Umeå is home to two Swedish universities, Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden's fifth oldest university. Today, it has a strong international and multicultural presence, with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world. The main campus — with its 36,000 students and 4,000 employees — is alive with enthusiasm, creativity and fresh ideas.
The biotechnology programs at Umeå University open endless possibilities for gaining skills and specialization, through cooperation with the University Hospital of Umeå and the Swedish University of Agricultural Science, among others.
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
SLU develops knowledge about our biological natural resources – everything that lives and grows. SLU conducts research, teaches and informs about the opportunities, and possible risks incurred, when using our forests, landscapes, soils and animals in different ways.