SLU has a unique profile in Sweden, with responsibilities that are important to society. We create and integrate knowledge about production, the environment, and animal and human health and quality of life, combining scientific excellence with competence in application-oriented issues. SLU’s sectoral role, which initially only concerned the agricultural industries, has in recent years broadened and developed.
SLU works continuously to develop conditions for innovative, excellent research and research-based education. The focus is on areas of strategic importance to SLU’s mission statement and funding agreement targets for education, with the goal that SLU be internationally renowned and provide society with relevant knowledge.
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
SLU’s main campuses are:
Research, education, environmental monitoring and assessment and external collaboration are also pursued at many research stations, experimental forests and training centres throughout the country.
- Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science
- Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
- Forest Sciences
- Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, was founded in 1977 by merging the agricultural, forestry and veterinary colleges, the Skara Veterinary Institute and the School for Forest Management in Skinnskatteberg.