901 85 Umeå
Medical university hospital of Umeå, Photo: Jan Alfredsson/Västerbottens läns landsting
April – May 2018
Photo: Umeå kommun
Umeå is an university town located in northern Sweden. The city is located on the Ume River. Umeå is the biggest city in northern Sweden and the twelfth biggest in Sweden, with around 120,000 inhabitants. It takes only ten minutes to travel from the airport to central Umeå and there are many daily connecting flights to Stockholm and the rest of Sweden. The university town is a center of education, technical and medical research in Sweden, with two universities and over 39,000 students. The city was elected as the European Capital of Culture of 2014. The main museums in Umeå are: Bildmuseet – Museum of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, Museum of the county of Västerbotten with Gammlia outdoor museum and the Swedish Ski Museum and the Elk museum located outside of Umeå. Nature is close by and both summer and winter offers plenty of outdoor activities including hiking, aurora sightseeing, fishing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, dog sledding and more.
Umeå can be reached by plane, bus, train or ferry. More details can be found at: www.visitumea.se/en/travel-to-umea
Sometimes it will be possible by local physicians to host applicants, but this is not always the case depending on period of observership. So applicants should be ready to find own accommodation if needed.
National coordinator: Dr Amelie KJELLSTENIUS
Local coordinator: Dr. Matilda Naesström