These are just some quick facts and figures about both Umea and its university:

  • inaugurated in September 1965
  • the fifth oldest university in Sweden
  • student population: 36,000+
  • employees: 4,000+
  • more than 40 nationalities are represented
  • location for northern Europe’s largest gym: IKSU (woot!)
  • the county which Umea resides in has the lowest crime rate in Sweden
  • Umea is the European Cultural Capital of 2014
  • there are over 500 foreign exchange students
  • Umea has over 51 partner universities
  • the campus is the equivalent to 28 football fields (no wonder everyone has a bike)
  • ranked in the top 300 universities in the world
  • the inhabitants of Umea speak over 52 languages
  • the population of Umea is close to 116,000

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