Our aim

Last changed: 19 May 2022

SLU Future One Health focus on stimulating and supporting One Health research at SLU in the areas of health and welfare for animals and people in sustainable ecosystems.

Vision and aims 

SLU's vision: SLU plays a key role in development for sustainable life, based on science and education. 

SLU Future One Health is a strategic research platform contributing to SLU's vision by strengthening the work of the university for a transition to a sustainable society. Being an interactive interface between academia and society within One Health, the interdisciplinary research platform SLU Future One Health contributes to the development of a sustainable society with health and welfare for animals and people. The research platform brings together researchers from different disciplines, generating knowledge and scientifically substantiated decision-making data for different actors in the society. 

Goals 

SLU Future One Health is a reputable platform for interdisciplinary research in the area of One Health and a natural point of contact, internally and externally. The perspective "One Health" is central for the questions and areas where the platform is active, i.e. the spread of infections and transmission of antimicrobial resistance between animals, humans and the environment, development of lifestyle diseases, comparative medicine as well as the significance of animals and nature for human health.

Activities

The primary target group for the platform is researchers at SLU. Our activities are characterized by strengthening multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary methods and research across scientific disciplines and in collaboration with relevant actors. Other actors of interest are policymakers, other universities and research institutes.

SLU Future One Health: 

  • provides a natural contact between researchers and social actors
  • stimulates cross-disciplinary exchange of scientifically based knowledge leading to research applications
  • identifies knowledge gaps and generates scientifically substantiated data which might result in evidence-based policy briefs
  • collaborates with relevant actors to identify future challenges
  • communicates research results and promotes research implementation.