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Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts comprises four departments, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Bildmuseet and three interdisciplinary units/research centres.

The major areas of activity are Language Studies, Culture Studies, History, Archaeology, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Media Studies and teacher education in Creative Studies. In addition to research more closely bound to the individual subject areas, interdisciplinary research environments have also been developed focusing on such aspects as Northern studies, Gender studies and Ageing and living conditions.

Currently, the faculty offers thirteen undergraduate programmes and five master's programmes. However, most of the education offered are non-programme courses in around thirty linguistic and historical-philosophical subjects.

News

Art and Physics at Bildmuseet

2018-10-31
Black holes, dark matter, gravity, space, time and motion – these are phenomena that fascinate scientists and artists alike. Bildmuseet presents Entangle / Physics and the Artistic Imagination; painting, installation, fashion design, sculpture, film, digital artwork and photography inspired by the s...

Solo exhibition by Ângela Ferreira opens at Bildmuseet

2018-10-31
Ângela Ferreira is interested in post-colonial issues and how architecture bear traces of history, politics and ideology. In her exhibition Pan African Unity Mural, which opens on Friday 16 november, she presents sculptures and murals in different spaces inside Bildmuseet. This is the artist's first...

Privatised education did not lead to more doctors in Tanzania

2018-10-03
Many are trained, few employed, fewer still remain in the medical profession in rural areas. This is the result of a major healthcare reform in Tanzania, where private sector assistance was provided to train and retain healthcare professionals. This is the result of a doctoral thesis completed at Um...

New exhibition at Bildmuseet: William Kentridge / The Refusal of Time

2018-09-26
Can we ever truly understand the passing of time in a world in a state of constant flux? As the first art institution in Sweden, Bildmuseet presents William Kentridge's The Refusal of Time. The large scale installation opens on Friday 12 October.

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Facts and Figures 2015

8921 enrolled students
2577 full-time equivalents
130 postgraduate students
409 employees
42 professors
551 courses
21 study programmes
30 main subjects
16 postgraduate subjects

Faculty of Arts

Historical, philosophical and religious studies
901 87 Umeå 

Visiting Address
Humanities building

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