Department of Applied Physics and Electronics

Our department has 120 staff members working with undergraduate education, postgraduate education and research within the subject areas of the faculty. In the framework of these main tasks we actively collaborate with businesses and organizations.

In the area of undergraduate education, our department offers courses within the Bachelor and Master programs of the faculty in building technology, energy technology, machine technology, electronics, and media technology, but we also offer courses in shorter education programs that lead to university degrees.
Altogether, our undergraduate programs engage approximately 800 full-time students, entailing roughly 25 % of the faculty’s entire work with undergraduate education.

Our postgraduate education and research has a focus on engineering and applications.

Postgraduate education and research is pursued in signal processing, automatic control engineering, medical technology, building technology, energy technology, and chemistry of thermal processes.

Cooperation with companies and organizations is substantial for these groups. This way researchers/teachers and postgraduate students at our department are important links in picking up relevant research topics and passing on new knowledge to the business world.


More teachers with pedagogical qualification

Last week, 14 teachers were appointed qualified teachers and four were appointed excellent teachers in the Umeå University pedagogical qualification model. With this latest addition, the number of qualified and merited teachers has now reached 139, which places Umeå University second in Sweden.

Workshop on energy-efficient renovation of buildings

Umeå University, together with partners from Finland and Norway, investigates the possibility of establishing a renovation center in northern Scandinavia. The purpose of the project is to facilitate sharing of knowledge about energy-efficient renovation and to increase the competence to carry out en...

Scientific researchers' business ideas won prizes

Twelve promising companies have worked with their business ideas in the autumn in a new round of the Startup programme at Uminova Innovation in Umeå. The programme ended last week with Startup Demoday, a pitch competition, at Allstar in Umeå. Researchers from the Faculty of Science and technology wo...

Improvements of forwarder crane – better performance and comfort

Semi-automation functions applied for forwarder cranes will improve operator performance, while vibration reduction can increase operator comfort. Szabolcs Fodor defends the results in his thesis at Umeå University on the 27 October.

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