Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Doctoral education

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is one of Sweden’s top research universities, with an extensive range of research degrees on offer.  As a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student, you will be a part of a supportive research community and an exciting and challenging research culture.  At SLU, we provide a rich and stimulating environment for our students.  The majority of our research schools are interdisciplinary, many of our supervisors are at the forefront of scientific discovery and SLU’s expert knowledge is increasingly in demand. 

There are approximately 700 PhD students enrolled at SLU at any given time, and each year, around 100 new students graduate with a Doctor of Philosophy degree. 

The aim of postgraduate education at SLU is to prepare students for careers in basic and applied research, teaching and/or university administration, as well as influential positions in the business and public sectors.  During their studies, students will have the opportunity to develop their communication skills, and learn more about management and leadership.  Students will also have the chance to build exciting and useful networks with members of the university world, different industrial branches and the greater community.

Read more about SLU's research schools! 



For general information about PhD education:

Lotta Hansson

Directors of PhD education at the various faculties:

Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science 
Erland Liljeroth
Ph: +46 40 41 55 67

Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
Elisabet Lewan Ph: +46 18 67 26 29
Petra Fransson Ph: +46 18 67 18 64

Faculty of Forest Sciences
Göran Spong Ph: +46 73 03 50 641
Petra Fransson Ph: +46 18 67 18 64

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Maria Neil Ph: +46 18 67 45 38

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