A School of Architecture
For Our Common Future

Umeå School of Architecture (UMA) was established by Umeå University in 2009 and is since 2010 located in its own building at Umeå Arts Campus with Umeå School of Design, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and the museum for contemporary art Bildmuseet as closest neighbours. 

UMA distinguishes through the notion that holistic, interdisciplinary and experimental approaches are decisive to adress global challanges and possibilities of contemporary 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 adress global or structural issues while working firmly to engage with and learn from affected communities.

Arkitekthsk _151443_100915_JGS_625Umeå 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
five-year Architecture programme, a two-year Master's Programme in Architecture and Urban Design as well as periodical Single-subject Courses.  

Umeå University

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.