Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology!
The Department of Sociology offers undergraduate courses in Sociology and Social Psychology. The Department also provides courses in various subjects related to the Sociology of Working Life. The Department of Sociology is also involved in a number of joint study programmes with other departments.

A variety of graduate courses, for example in sociological theory and research methodology, are offered each year. Some of the courses are taught in the English language.

The Department has strong research teams in different areas for example Ageing, Culture and Media, Ethnicity, Gender, Information and Knowledge, Labour Market and Working Life and Welfare State Research.

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Major research funds to DIGSUM

2017-11-02
DIGSUM has been successful in getting funding within the JPI-MYBL Joint Transnational Call for proposals 2017 for "Ageing and Place in a Digitising World”. The programme, headed by professor Simon Lindgren, goes under the acronym of HARVEST (eHealth and Ageing in Rural Areas: Transforming Everyday L...

Pacific Standard: Obamacare Strengthened Americans' Willingness to Trust One Another

2017-10-30
As President Donald Trump tries once again to dismantle Obamacare, new research suggests that program has done more than dramatically increase the number of Americans with health insurance. It has also raised the level of an intangible but important asset: trust.

Obamacare helps reverse the decline in U.S. trust

2017-10-10
Since the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as Obamacare, an estimated 20 million previously uninsured U.S. citizens have gained access to health insurance. Recent research from Umeå and Lund universities shows that Obamacare might be key to reversing the trend...


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Major research funds to DIGSUM

Major research funds to DIGSUM

DIGSUM has been successful in getting funding within the JPI-MYBL Joint Transnational Call for proposals 2017 for "Ageing and Place in a Digitising World”. The programme, headed by professor Simon Lindgren, goes under the acronym of HARVEST (eHealth and Ageing in Rural Areas: Transforming Everyday Life, Digital Competences, and Technology). Read more

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Jenny-Ann Brodin Danell
Department of Sociology Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå 

Visiting Address
Behavioural Sciences Building, Vindarnas torg 1

Tel:  +46 90 786 9814

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