Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) is a
department of The
Faculty for Science and Technology at Umeå
University established in 2009. Since 2010 the school is
located in its own building at Umeå Arts
Campus (Henning Larsen Architects & White Arkitekter)
with Umeå School of Design, Umeå Academy of Fine
Arts and the museum for contemporary art Bildmuseet as
For Umeå School of Architecture, holistic, interdisciplinary and
experimental approaches are perceived decisive to address the
contemporary global challenges and possibilities of Architecture
such as climate change, rising inequalities, environmental
devastation, uneven geographical living conditions and migration.
The lack of institutional history brings an open, curious and
sensitive atmosphere that tends to amplify such approaches.
Likewise, the situating of Umeå School of Architecture in the
local- and regional context of Umeå and Northern Sweden is,
together with the school's International profile a dynamic vantage
point to address global or structural issues while working firmly
to engage with and learn from affected communities.
Umeå School of Architecture has around 30 employees with an academic and
professional background in almost as many different contexts and
approximately 250 students from all over the world. UMA provides
education in the form of a
programme, a two-year
Master's Programme in Architecture and Urban Design as well as
periodical Single-subject Courses.
Umeå University is dedicated to providing creative environments
for learning and work. We offer a wide variety of courses and
programmes, world-leading research, and excellent innovation and
collaboration opportunities. More than 4,000 employees and 36,000
students have already chosen Umeå University.
Professional Qualifications Directive
Umeå School of Architecture and its courses are included in the
European Commission's Professional Qualifications Directive
2005/36/EC. You can download the directive including Annex V.7.1
architect at the
website of the European Commission.
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