The Scientist survey

Proof of a very special climate

Proof of a very special climate

For the eighth consecutive year, The Scientist surveyed which institutions postdocs believe have the best research environments and work opportunities within the field of life sciences, namely medicine and biology. The survey results are presented in two top lists, one for U.S. institutions and one for the rest of the world, where Umeå University is placed fourth. One other Swedish institution made the list, the ninth placed Karolinska Institute.

Umeå University received top marks for its standing on family and personal life, and compensation. The postdocs also highlight the quality of the facilities and infrastructure and they highly value their experience as a postdoctoral researcher at Umeå University. Furthermore, they believe that there is a well-functioning communications system at work, and strong opportunities to network with other researchers.

“I see it as a confirmation that Umeå University is an attractive international environment, with the ability to attract many talented young researchers that enjoy working here.” (Marianne Sommarin, vice rector, researcher in the life sciences and responsible for research development and research evaluation at Umeå University.

Umeå University has approximately 150 postdoctoral researchers in the life sciences.

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