Strategies and evaluations

Published: 16 June 2016 -

Future Challenges, the strategy of SLU, is among other things based upon Quality and Impact 2009, an evaluation of SLU's research and environmental monitoring and assessment. The new strategy is valid from January 1, 2017.

SLU's strategy 2013-2016

SLU's strategy Future challenges is valid from 2013 to the end of 2016. During this period SLU will focus on the priority areas A bio-based economy and Environment, health and life quality.


Priority areas

SLU is expected to contribute to the solutions of several of the global challenges, e.g. urbanisation, food secutity, zoonoses and climate change, mainly within these two priority areas:

  • A bio-based economy.
  • Environment, health and life quality.

Quality and impact, KoN 09

In 2008 SLU's Board decided that the University should carry out a comprehensive evaluation of its research and environmental monitoring and assessment.

The evalution, Quality and Impact (KoN 09), covered two main aspects, assessment of scientific quality by peer review, and assessment of the utility for society and the green sectors as preceived by the stakeholders (industry, public authorities, organisations, etc.).

The evaluation was completed in December 2009. Results and conclusions are presented in the final report, "Evaluation of Quality and Impact at SLU" (in English, with a Swedish summary).