The Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (NL) is the largest of the four faculties at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU); with about 1900 students, and 1300 employees, including 300 PhD students and 98 professors. The Faculty contains a wide range of disciplines spanning over agriculture, food and biotechnology to natural resources, environment and landscape planning.
The mission of the faculty is to advance and impart knowledge that will lead to management of our natural resources in an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable manner. This goal is pursued through our research, educational programs, and outreach activities. We are also responsible for a number of environmental monitoring programs that are designed to describe and assess the condition of the Swedish environment.
Most of the department and the faculty office are located in Uppsala 65 km north of Stockholm, but important activities are also carried out in Umeå, Skara, and Grimsö. The departments are organised in clusters covering four subject areas:
- Ecology-Crop Production
- Landscape Planning-Social Sciences
- Uppsala BioCenter