Umeå University, founded in 1965, is the largest University in North Sweden. Approximately 38.000 students are enrolled with the University. The University develop interaction between research, education, collaboration with other stakeholders and plays a crucial role in the region's development. Umeå University has a strong international presence with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world. The University is ranked among the best “young” universities in the world according to several reputed surveys.
The Department of Applied Physics and Electronics (TFE) conducts undergraduate, postgraduate education and research within the areas of: Energy efficiency with emphasis on Buildings, Energy Technology and Thermal Process Chemistry, Applied Electronics with specialization in Biomedical Engineering, Automatic Control and Robotics, Applied Electronics with specialization in embedded systems, Signal processing with emphasis on interface and Media Technology. The energy efficiency (EE) group is one of the flag-ship research group within the TFE. The research focus of the EE group is energy efficiency in the building sector. The group is multi-disciplinary and comprises of 12 researchers who have expertise in diverse energy field.
The expertise in the group includes energy efficiency validations based on measurements and advanced analysis, energy efficient retrofitting of buildings, building energy performance analysis and conducting surveys to understand homeowners’ energy efficiency behavior. In the education side TFE offers programs on Master of Science (300 credits) in Energy Engineering and Bachelor's of Science (180 credits) in Energy Engineering. TFE has close cooperation with building industry in the region and has a strong network of energy and building professionals in the region.