Umeå University was founded in 1965 and is Sweden's fifth oldest university. Today, we have a strong international and multicultural 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, creativity and fresh ideas.
We constantly strive towards being one of Scandinavia and Europe's best environments for education, research and community engagement that meets the challenges of an ever-increasing global society.
Umeå School of Business and Economics
Umeå School of Business and Economics, one of Sweden’s five business schools, is a campus school. Although it was founded in 1989, education and research in business date back to 1966. The school offers five undergraduate programs, six Master’s Programs, doctoral programs, and a large number of courses, with a total enrolment of approximately 1,800 students. Research in Business Administration in the fields Accounting / Finance / Auditing, Entrepreneurship, Management and Marketing is well developed. Umeå School of Business and Economics faculty members have established an extensive network in the business community and have vast experience working closely with private and public organizations in both research and teaching. International exchange is an important component of student life at Umeå School of Business and Economics. Our 70 partner universities around the world send students to Umeå every year, and about 45 % of our business school graduates have spent one or two semesters abroad as part of their curricula.
Umeå is a clean and green city in Northern Europe, where people and businesses respect the beautiful northern landscape and really care about protecting the environment.
The city’s green credentials are underlined by the fact Umeå is known as the "City of Birches." Almost 3000 birch trees were planted along the city’s wide avenues following a devastating fire that destroyed large parts of the city back in 1888.
As one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden, Umeå successfully manages to balance its environmental commitments with its trade and industry ambitions, attracting some of the world’s most creative and enterprising businesses to the region. The city has tremendous IT know-how and IT and communications industries are particularly well established here.