Faculty of Forest Sciences
One of the world’s strongest environments for forest research
The Faculty of Forest Sciences at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) occupies a unique position. No other Swedish university conducts research and offers educational courses in forestry at the same level. The faculty also holds a strong position internationally, with by far the largest number of publications within the field of forestry.*
The Faculty of Forest Sciences was set up in 1978, but its roots go back to the beginning of the 19th century.
Forestry research got under way at the start of the 20th century, and, with its help, the area of productive forest doubled in Sweden. Research has helped Swedish forestry become a global leader, and has made forestry into a pillar of the Swedish economy.
Today, SLU conducts research and provides educational programmes and courses at several locations in Sweden, from Ätnarova north of the Arctic Circle to Alnarp in the very south of Sweden. The Faculty of Forest Sciences has ten departments and units, over 500 employees, approximately 700 students, and nearly 200 research students. Most of the departments and the faculty management are based in Umeå.
* Source: The international science website, Web of Science.