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|Established||17 September 1965|
|Type||Public, research university|
|Rector||Prof. Lena Gustafsson|
|Students||15,850 (FTE, 2009)|
During the seventies the university became known as the "red university" due to a large number of student strikes and a large share of left-wing politically active students. Since then conditions have normalised and Umeå University now has over 15,500 full-time students, including master students. It has more than 4,000 employees, including 332 full professors.
Internationally, the university is known for research relating to the genome of the Populus tree (Life sciences), contributions to the Gleason problem and function spaces on fractals (mathematics) and its school of industrial design which gives degree programs in English open to students from all of the world. It is also the one of largest providers of distance education courses in the Nordic countries.
Umeå University has four faculties and nine campus schools, with additional campuses in the cities of Skellefteå and Örnsköldsvik. The total number of students enlisted to some of the 50 different study programs and 800 separate courses exceeds 29,000.
The University today has four faculties, listed below in alphabetic order:
Umeå University has nine Campus Schools, listed below in alphabetical order:
In the latest (2011) Academic Ranking of World Universities, the university was ranked between places 201 - 300 of all universities in the world and at the same time by the QS World University Rankings the university was ranked 273rd in the world (overall). In the latest (2011/2012) Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011/2012 Umeå University was ranked between 201 and 225 out of all global universities.
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