Welcome to Focus on Soils and Water (FoSW) The graduate school for PhD-students and researchers who study soil & water resources.
The graduate school Focus on Soils & Water is an umbrella organization, open for all SLU’s post- graduate students, post-docs and researchers at SLU active within soil and/or aquatic sciences. Our aim is to achieve a higher level of understanding of processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems by organizing a broad variety of high-quality activities and improving co-operation within the soil and aquatic science community. Some 60 PhD students and 100 researchers spread over three clusters are active within these fields of sciences. The PhD students within FoSW are predominantly studying how soil and water quality is affected by land use and management, climatic change and functional diversity.
The school organizes PhD-courses, seminars, and workshops, many times with international experts as key-note lecturers. We organize contact days with public and private sectors. The school provides mobility stipends for SLU’s PhD-students, but not PhD-positions. It is funded for the years 2008-2012 by the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agriculture of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. For more information, the project plan can be downloaded here.