SLU was founded in 1977 by merging the erstwhile agricultural, forestry and veterinary university colleges, the Skara Veterinary Institute and the School for Forest Management in Skinnskatteberg.
SLU offers programmes and courses, ranging from Bachelor's to Master's and PhD level. There's also a variety of courses for those who wants to shape their own education.
University activities are spread between several departments in four faculties:
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.
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.
Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences!
Once you have been accepted as a student at SLU, it is time to think about accommodation options. Finding an appropriate place to live can be a difficult, competitive and time-consuming process. The earlier you start looking and applying for accommodation, the more alternatives you will have. Once you know where you will be studying, the best thing you can do is to put your name in an accommodation queue. The more queues you are in, the better chance you have of finding accommodation.
The Ecology Library is primarily a library for staff and students at the Department of Ecology at SLU.
Our holdings have the shelfmark EKOLB in the SLU Library catalogue and the national joint catalogue Libris, and you can order loans and photocopies through the SLU University Library.
Visitors from outside the department are kindly asked to contact the librarian by phone or email first.
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.
SLU is mainly located at Uppsala, Alnarp, Umea and Skara. Research activities and environmental monitoring and assessment are carried out throughout the country.
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 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.
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