SLU develops knowledge about our biological natural resources Ė everything that lives and grows. At SLU we conduct research, teach and inform about the opportunities, and possible risks incurred, when using our forests, landscapes, soils and animals in different ways.
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  • 15 Masters
  • 3900 Students

About

SLU (Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet Ė Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) is a university with a clearly defined role in society: to take responsibility for the development of learning and expertise in areas concerning biological resources and biological production.

This responsibility stretches over the wide-ranging fields of agriculture, forestry and food industry to environmental questions, veterinary medicine and biotechnology. A comprehensive viewpoint, inter-disciplinary approach and applicability are keywords in SLU's research and teaching and in the contacts with industry and society.

University activities are spread between several departments in four faculties:

  • Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science,
  • Faculty of Natural Resources and Agriculture Sciences,
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science and
  • Faculty of Forest Sciences.

A total of 3 080 people are currently employed at the university.

SLU offers a broad spectrum of educational programmes and single subjects courses. About 3 900 undergraduates and 720 postgraduate students are enrolled at SLU.

Main campuses are located at Alnarp, Skara, Ultuna and Umeå. Research and teaching activities are carried out throughout the country.

SLU concerns us all

SLUís knowledge is an important component in many things that people take for granted. Whether it is the food we eat, or the animals we either husband on our farms or love as pets, or the forests that we wander in - all are subjects of SLUís attention.

SLU works with everything that grows, whether it is plants that provide us with food, give us income, or are just there to be beautiful.

The knowledge that we supply is essential to enable us to utilize our forests, our landscapes, our soil and our animals in a sustainable way.

This sustainable use will allow us to develop, and will also guarantee a good quality of life for our children and grandchildren.

Mission Statement

SLU develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources.
This is achieved by research, education and environmental monitoring and assessment, in collaboration with the surrounding community.

Vision

"SLU is a world-class university in the fields of life and environmental sciences."

Research and education for life

Research and education at our university spans the range from genes and molecules to biological diversity, animal health, sustainable forestry and food supply and all in a healthy environment. We are also concerned with global phenomena such as the global warming.

A comprehensive view, interdisciplinary studies and applicability are the ethos of SLUs research and education, and in our contacts with industry and society.

At our university you will find people with an ardent interest and devotion to their work, and who combine traditional knowledge with a pioneer spirit.

Research at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Animals, plants and people - SLU has a solid basis of research, aiming for a sustainable development in Sweden as well as internationally.

A great deal of all biological research in Sweden is conducted at SLU.

Research ranges from cultivation technique, rural development, animal and human health to biotechnology and functional genomics.

Objectives for Research

SLU objectives for research are

  • · to focus on areas of strategic importance to the SLU concept of operations and educational mission,
  • · to pursue research of the highest quality and international excellence in these strategic areas,
  • · to provide environments that promote and stimulate pioneering excellence in research.

Research

Research and education for life

Research and education at our university spans the range from genes and molecules to biological diversity, animal health, sustainable forestry and food supply and all in a healthy environment. We are also concerned with global phenomena such as the global warming.

A comprehensive view, interdisciplinary studies and applicability are the ethos of SLUs research and education, and in our contacts with industry and society.

At our university you will find people with an ardent interest and devotion to their work, and who combine traditional knowledge with a pioneer spirit.

Research at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Animals, plants and people - SLU has a solid basis of research, aiming for a sustainable development in Sweden as well as internationally.

A great deal of all biological research in Sweden is conducted at SLU.

Research ranges from cultivation technique, rural development, animal and human health to biotechnology and functional genomics.

Objectives for Research

SLU objectives for research are

  • · to focus on areas of strategic importance to the SLU concept of operations and educational mission,
  • · to pursue research of the highest quality and international excellence in these strategic areas,
  • · to provide environments that promote and stimulate pioneering excellence in research.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (9)
Agriculture & Forestry (7)
Business & Management (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
  • Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences!

Services

Student Health Services

At SLU we want our students to feel good. That is why our students always have access to some form of student health service, regardless of which campus they are studying at.

Remember, you can also get medical advice by calling a medical care hotline. To do this, call 1177. In case of emergency, always call 112.

The Student Health Centre (Studenthälsan)

The Student Health Centre operates as a health service for all SLU students, and works predominantly with study-related healthcare, medical advice, and crisis assistance. The Student Health Centre works in connection to the district Healthcare Centre, which provides general medical care.

Study and career advice

The Study and career advisers can act as your sounding board and as someone to talk to when thinking about your studies and your choice of career.

We are there to support and guide you, whether you are thinking about becoming a student or you already are one. All study and career advisers have an obligation of confidentiality and our basic view is that we always take the students life situation into account and act on the basis of an overall perspective.

To be a student at SLU with a disability

Are you planning to study at SLU? Do you have a disability that may affect your studies? Then you can apply for student disability support. SLU shall offer all students equal opportunities to pursue their studies in a good study environment.

With disability means a permanent physical or mental limitation in the study situation. This includes dyslexia, physical disabilities, mental and neuropsychiatric disorders and chronic illnesses that affect the studies. In order to get support you need to apply for it. The support is individually tailored and is designed in consultation with you, the student.

In order to be able give you to get the appropriate educational support from the beginning of your studies it is important that you contact SLU's coordinator for students with disabilities well in advance. Get in touch as soon as you submit your application to one of our programs or if you have applied a single course. Together, we can discuss what support may be appropriate for you.

Student Life

Life at SLU

Make the most out of your time at SLU! Studying at SLU is not just about attending lectures and seminars. There are plenty of things to do in your free-time.

The options vary between the different campuses, but all of them have at least one student union which arranges various activities and events.

Meet new people, exchange ideas, get to know the Swedes and other exchange students from all over the world. There is a buddy system at SLU and if you are interested you can contact the student union which will try to set you up with a Swedish buddy to show you around.

Get to know Sweden, explore the fantastic outdoors. Enjoy the different seasons. Celebrate the arrival of spring with bon-fires and singing, explore the archipelago in the summertime and see the midnight sun in northern Sweden. Watch the leaves turn into different colours in autumn and try skiing or ice-skating during the cold winter.

Student Unions

Like all students in Sweden, those at SLU have the opportunity to become a member of a student union. At SLU there are eight different student unions, and students can join one union depending on the programme they are enrolled in.

The student unions are organisations created and driven by students, for students. One of the most important responsibilities of the union is to oversee the quality of SLU's programmes and courses and to campaign for the rights and privileges of the student body. The student union always acts in the best interest of its members, and can even take on the roll of mediator when conflict arises between the university and student. The union can also assist students who are having problems both economically or socially. Becoming a member of the student union is a very effective way to influence the actions and decisions that affect you as a student.

The student union also plays a very important social roll on campus. Students can go to the union building when they want to party, meet for coffee, study with friends or simply socialise. As a new student, becoming a member of the student union is a great way to meet new people. SLU's student union has a wide variety of groups and committees, with something to interest almost everyone. You can play sports and games, sing in a choir, act in a play, help to organise parties and events, take a dance class, get your hunting licence, and much more. As a member you are welcome to partake in all union activities and functions, pursue a new hobby and make life-long friends.

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