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Curiosum is a unit at Umeå University that is funded by Umeå University in collaboration with Umeå Municipality. The Curiosum initiative is made possible by a donation from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, which through the Wisdome project makes a national investment in scientific visualization.

The science center is led by a manager who is responsible for day-to-day operations, and a steering group responsible for the direction of the business, business plan and budget.

The steering group meets 6–8 times per year and consists of a chairman and members from Umeå University and Umeå municipality as well as student representatives.

Steering Group

Umeå university

  • Katrine Riklund, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, President
  • Jenny Eklöf, Faculty of Humanities
  • Greg Neely, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Helena Näs, Teachers College
  • Mari Norgren, Faculty of Medicine
  • Martin Rosvall, Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Patricia Hooshmand, student representative

Umeå Municipality

  • Gabriella Hed-Vall, CEO Visit Umeå
  • Ann-Christine Gradin, Director of Education
  • Johan Gammelgård, Administration and Innovation Director


  • Madelen Bodin, Director of Curiosum
  • Linus Andersson, Deputy director of Curiosum
  • Mats Fack, UmU Holding AB


Latest update: 2022-10-14