FAIRness of research information

14th Conference on Current Research Information Systems

CRIS 2018 is organised by euroCRIS in cooperation with Umeå University, Sweden

CRIS 2018 is the fourteenth edition in a biennial series of conferences devoted to improving the availability of and access to research information across Europe. The target audience includes managers of research-performing and/or funding institutions, evaluators, librarians, ICT experts, as well as policy makers. euroCRIS is a non-profit professional association ofCRIS experts and custodian of the Common European Research Information Format (CERIF).

The town of Umeå

The town of Umeå, with it’s two universities, is located in the north of Sweden

The 120.000 inhabitants has an average age of 38 and this is reflected in the townscape with its pubs, restaurants, cafés, nightclubs and shops. Umeå is home to Norrlandsoperan and several international jazz, folk music and rock festivals. The range of events is not least appreciated by the universities’ students.

Higher education

On Campus Umeå all academic disciplines, courses and programmes, and study environments are within walking distance of each other. These are manifested in the two higher education institutions situated at campus. Umeå University, a full-service institution with it’s 30000+ students and SLU -Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – develops the knowledge about how to use natural, biological land and water resources in a sustainable manner.

Traveling information

Getting to Umeå

By air

Umeå Airport lies 4 km from the city centre. The flight time from Stockholm to Umeå is approximately 60 minutes. For more information, visit Umeå Airport’s website.

Stockholm has two main airports:

Arlanda Airport is Stockholm international airport and lies outside of the city outskirts. Two airlines company offer flights to Umeå:

Scandinavian airlines (SAS)

Bromma Airport is Stockholm’s city airport and is closer to the city centre. Bromma Airport is used mainly for domestic flights, but also for international flights (Belgium and Denmark). One airline company offers flights to Umeå:


Umeå Airport is located four kilometres from Umeå city. From the airport with the airport bus:
The airport coach departs and arrives outside the front of the airport terminal. Airport bus information


  • Taxi: Umeå Taxi: +46 90-77 00 00
  • Eco Taxi: +46 90-911 911
  • Taxi Direkt: +46 90-100 100
  • Taxi Kurir: +46 90-18 18 18

A taxi from the airport to the city center is approx €16


Please do your own hotel bookings. Below are some suggestions

Clarion Collection Hotel Uman 

Comfort Hotel Winn 

Hotell Dragonen 

U&Me Hotel

Profil Hotel Aveny 

Scandic Hotel Plaza 

Stora Hotellet

Elite hotell Mimer

All hotells but one are located in the city center. Hotel Björken is located at the University Hospital, close to the campus. The campus is a 10-15 minute walk from the city center. Local busses are also available.
If you wish to book other accommodation we recommend