Department of Informatics

Today, information and communication technologies are woven into the society in which we live. Technology is everywhere - in work, education and leisure time; it influences the modeling and design of our organizations and society.

In the discipline of Informatics, we attempt to explain the design and production of this technology. We also consider how it is used, experienced and evaluated. A social sciences field, Informatics is strongly influenced by studies of technology and its use. Informatics is a field for people who wish to understand information technology, and for those who seek to learn how it is designed and used.

The department has 40 academic staff, 6  support staff and approximately 20 graduate students (10 MSc and 10 PhD). Our research partners come from a wide variety of industries and other academic disciplines. 


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Deparment of Informatics
Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden 

Visiting Address
MIT-building, Campustorget 5

Tel:  +46 90 7865000

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