Humlab is a vibrant meeting place for the humanities, culture and information technology at Umeå University.

In Humlab, students, researchers, artists, entrepreneurs and international guests come together to engage in dialogue, experiment with technology, take on challenges and move scholarship forward. This power is channelled through an open and creative studio environment, which extends across two campuses and a rich ecology of digital platforms.

Students here can work on their own projects or take classes, researchers can meet to discuss exciting research challenges or methodological issues, artists can develop digital installations together with technological expertise from Humlab, and various individuals and organisations can take part in dialogue across boundaries. This is an intensely intellectual milieu, a space for making and creating, yet also a place where you can have just a coffee and take it easy.  The programme includes seminars, workshops, short courses, international conferences and art installations.
 
Current research and development is covering fields such as interactive architecture, religious rituals in online environments, 3D modelling, the study of movement and flow in physical and digital spaces through using game technology, geographical information systems, and making cultural heritage accessible through interpretative tool sets. Humlab is part of large research programme, "Media Places", with Stanford University, and collaborates widely on an international level. In October 2012, Sweden's first chair and professorship in digital humanities was placed at Humlab with the support of the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation.
 
Humlab is a part of Faculty of Arts at Umeå University, and the establishment of Humlab has been supported by the Kempe Foundation, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and the Wallenberg Foundation.