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

Research at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Test-tube with plants. Photo: Viktor Wrange

Animals, plants and people - SLU has a solid basis of research, aiming for a sustainable development in Sweden as well as internationally.

A great deal of all biological research in Sweden is conducted at SLU.

Research ranges from cultivation technique, rural development, animal and human health to biotechnology and functional genomics.

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2014-06-25 -  Landscape planning in the Öresund region strengthened by EU initiative
The Lund/Malmö-Copenhagen region hosts strong local research groups in the research field of landscape planning. However, borders and culture are often seen as barriers hindering strategic research cooperation....
2014-06-17 -  "Retention forestry benefits biodiversity"
Retention forestry implies that at forest harvest some trees are left at site to promote biodiversity. Retention approaches in forestry emerged about 25 years ago as a reaction to negative ecological effects...
2014-05-16 -  Mercury and forestry on the agenda in Umeå when mercury experts met
The international conference Symposium on mercury biogeochemistry related to forestry operations, held at SLU Umeå in February, attracted nearly 30 scientists and experts wanting to discuss mercury and...
2014-05-14 -  Swedish-Chinese research cooperation aims to reduce the risk of mercury ending up in food
The problem of mercury in food chains is growing due to emissions of mercury. The problem of toxic mercury in the food chain is growing due to increased emissions of mercury. How can we prevent the bioavailable...

Research excellence

Read more about successful research teams, some important grants, individual distinctions, publishing and citations, research collaborations and university rankings:

Popular science

Juniperus. Photo: Nora Adelsköld

Here you can find our popular science publications (Shaping the Future, Findings in Brief, Forest Facts, Currents, etc.)

Fields of interest

Grazing cows.

SLU's research and environmental monitoring and assessment in ten fields of interest that follow SLU's sector branches and other groups of interest in society.  

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SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, has its main locations in Alnarp, Skara, Umeå and Uppsala.
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