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Former Umeå professor becomes Director-General of UKÄ

2017-04-27
Professor and former rector of Umeå School of Business and Economics in Umeå, Anders Söderholm, has been appointed Director-General of the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ).

RiseB:s Karl Bonnedahl, with several Swedish environmental organizations, criticize the Västerbotten County Administration/Region

2017-04-05
In an opinion piece in Tuesday’s “Västerbottens kuriren” several environmental organizations criticize the County’s and Region’s objection to the tax suggested by the recent state investigation.

RiseBs Maxim Vlasov took part in the project Mötesplats Stöcke

2017-03-30
On Tuesday, The Research Institute for Sustainability and Ethics in Business, RiseB took part in an ongoing project Mötesplats Stöcke where Maxim Vlasov, doctoral student at Umeå School of Business and Economics, presented recent research and practical examples of social entrepreneurship for sustain...

Visit from the EU Commission

2017-03-29
This Friday, March 31, Maroš Šefčovič, EU Commission Vice-President responsible for EU Energy Union visits Umeå University and USBE for a guest lecture on the topic "Energising Europe”.

Nominate to the USBE Pedagogical Prize 2017

2017-03-20
Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE) annually awards a pedagogical prize. The purpose is to encourage our teachers who do good educational efforts within undergraduate and graduate education and to stimulate pedagogical development at the school.

Codes of ethics cause problems for overseas operations

2017-01-23
Corporate codes of ethics can have reverse effects and mask anomalies or social evils in operations outsourced to low-wage countries. This according to Maira Babri at Umeå University in a study of Swedish corporate codes of ethics contra Chinese suppliers’ attitudes.

Sören Wibe Prize 2016 for best article

2017-01-17
The Sören Wibe prize was instituted in 2011 in memory of Sören Wibe for the best article in the journal the last two years. The prize, awarded every second year, is awarded to the article in the Journal of Forest Economics which are considered to contribute the most in terms of empirical knowledge o...

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