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Global Health Week Umeå


2018 October 8-12th. Coffee and Sandwich will be served at the events.

Tuesday 9/10: Umeå University Hospital, Common Ground 12.15-12.45,
Disaster Medicine & Global Health – An Introduction. Hanna Jerndal & Joakim Bergman, Medical Doctors & IFMSA Certified Disaster Medicine Trainers

Wednesday 10/10: Umeå University Hospital, Common Ground 12.15-12.45
Rape Prevention Programs in Nairobi – John Kinsman, Associate Professor in Global Health, Epidemiology and Global Health Unit, Umeå University

Thursday 11/10: Umeå University Hospital, Common Ground 12.15-12.45
Malaria – Johan Normark, Medical Doctor, Specialist in Infectious Diseases at the Umeå University Hospital

Umeå University Hospital, Floor 9, Room D 15-16.30, Internationalisation at home – overcoming challenges, Dr. Jennifer Valcke, Senior lecturer and and education developer,

Friday 12/10: Umeå University Hospital, Common Ground 12.15-12.45,
Disaster Medicine – When You Are First At The Sight, Hanna Jerndal & Joakim Bergman, Medical Doctors & IFMSA Certified Disaster Medicine Trainers

Minor Field Studies


If you are at the end of your education, you can apply for Minor Field Studies. If your app-lication is approved, you receive a scholarship to go to a low or middle income country to collect data for your thesis or essay. You can apply no matter which subject you study. The application round for Minor Field Studies in the spring term 2019 is open. The appli-cation deadline is 15 November or 1 February, dependig on when during the term you will carry out the field study.

In October, two information sessions are held. A student who has done field studies will share their experiences. Time: 1 October at 12.15–13.00
Place: Common Ground (below the Medical Library)

At this occasion, a sandwich and coffee or tea is offered to the first 50 students arriving. Time: 10 October, at 12.15–13.00
Place: Vardagsrummet, Humanities Building

Kempe fonden


Möjligheten finns nu för doktorander att söka medel från Kempefonden igen och jag hoppas du kan hjälpa mig med att sprida information hos er om denna möjlighet?

För att kunna söka krävs att doktoranden är medlem i någon av studentkårerna vid Umeå universitet samt bosatt i Västernorrlands-, Västerbottens- och Norrbottens län.

Ansökningar sker helt digital, vilket också gör att vi kan korta ned beslutstiden något. Sista ansökningsdag är måndagen 8 oktober 23.59.

Instruktioner, kontaktuppgifter till mig och ansökningsformulär finner doktoranderna på och information finns naturligtvis på såväl svenska som engelska.

Årshögtiden 20 October 2018


Årshögtiden is comparable to the Nobel Prize Award.

At Årshögtiden student marshals are participating. Student marshals hold flags, hand out programmes and help the guests find their way at the ceremony in Aula Nordica at 5 p.m. They hand out programmes at the lectures on Saturday midmorning.

As a thanking gesture the student marshals are invited to the evening banquet in Universum after the ceremony, with a three-course menu and dancing to Renhornen.

Dress code at the ceremony and banquet: White tie and tails and white waistcoat for men and evening gown for women. Student’s cap, white gloves and union ribbon must be worn.

Information and registration:


Order your backpack now!


Now is your chance to order a Haglöfs Corker backpack with the logo of the Umeå Medical Sciences Student Union! Maybe you’ve just started uni and is in desperate need of a sturdy backpack to carry the heavy anatomy book in or perhaps you’ve been standing in line previous semesters just to see the last backpack being sold right before your eyes? Maybe you are a student of the Umeå university Medical Faculty but located at another campus and want to order a backpack to collect from the office in Umeå before summer? Whatever the reason – now is your time!


Go here to place an order. The backpacks are available in large and medium, and a variety of colours. You save about 30% of the recommended retail price.

Once you’ve placed your order, which is binding, you will recieve an e-invoice to the e-mail provided in the form. This e-invoice has to be paid for you to be able to pick up your backpack from the Student Union Office at Villan. Estimated delivery to Villan is 2 weeks after the last order has been placed.

Both the form and e-invoice are in Swedish and if you need help with your order or with the payment, please contact our offices.

Last day to place an order is October 7th!

Please contact if you have any questions about the backpacks or the e-invoice.