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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2014-11-13 -  How mosquitoes got attracted to human scent
The female mosquitoes that spread dengue and yellow fever didn’t always rely on human blood to nourish their eggs. Their ancestors fed on furrier animals in the forest. But then, thousands of years ago,...
2014-11-10 -  How does the plant hormone auxin effect programmed cell death in plants?
Eva Sundberg has received SEK 3.4 million to study the genes involved in programmed cell death, PCD, in plants: which of the genes are activated by the plant hormone auxin? Eva Sundberg is Head of the...
2014-10-31 -  SLU ranked by US News
In a recent global university ranking list, published by US News & World Report, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) reaches place no. 20 in the subject of Plant and Animal Science, no....
2014-10-29 -  SLU researchers in Wall Street Journal
"The practitioners of parallel science are pernicious precisely because they twist science in order to deceive rather than inform. They are exemplary in their manipulation of the traditional and online...

Research excellence

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Juniperus. Photo: Nora Adelsköld

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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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