Visits to SLU

Last changed: 02 July 2018

Every year, SLU welcomes a number of visitors, national as well as international. Our guiding principle is to treat all visitors in a professional and deliberate manner, and to put across a uniform image of our university.

The academy stewards at SLU are responsible for planning and managing all priority visits to the university management by external visitors. We also officer guidance to other SLU units who arrange visits.

The general instructions and definitions on this page are intended to increase the understanding for and improve the planning of visits at SLU. If you need more detailed information or a checklist, please contact the academy stewards.

State visit from Iceland. The President and the First Lady of Iceland, Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Sweden, the Governor of Uppsala with spouse and the Vice-Chancellor of SLU. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner
The Vice-Chancellor of SLU welcomes H.E. the Queen of Sweden. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
The Vice-Chancellor of SLU leads Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Sweden and the Governor of Uppsala to the lecture hall. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
The Vice-Chancellor of SLU leads the Presedent and the First Lady of Iceland with delegation to the lecture hall. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
The Vice-Chancellor of SLU welcomes the President and the First Lady of Iceland, Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Sweden and participants from SLU. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
State visit from Iceland. Annsofie Wahlström, SLU, presents Sustainable Food Choices. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
State visit from Iceland. Anna Jansson, SLU, presents Animal Welfare. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
State visit from Iceland. Conversation before departure between the President and the First Lady of Iceland, Their Majesties the King and the Queen of Sweden and speakers from SLU. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
State visit from Iceland. H.E. the Queen of Sweden thanks the speakers from SLU for their presentations. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU
Flower arrangement for the visit of the Rector with delegation from Wageningen University to the University Management at SLU. Photo: Pia Schultz, SLU
  • heads of state and/or royals
  • members of parliaments and governments
  • ambassadors
  • representatives of international organisations such as the EU or the UN
  • Management representatives from other Swedish or foreign universities
  • Leading business representatives

General instructions for visits:

SLU has no central coordination of all incoming visits. Some are received at central level (Vice-Chancellor’s Office), but most are handled directly by the faculty, department, researcher or division concerned.

A visit to SLU should always be seen as an opportunity to market our university. There should be a clear purpose to the visit, and the content should be adapted according to that purpose. A decision to receive visitors, and as help in planning a visit, the expectations and objectives of both visitors and SLU should be considered carefully.

In general, any visit to SLU should contribute to and transmit the following:

  • Our mission statement: SLU develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. This is achieved by research, education and environmental monitoring and assessment, in collaboration with the surrounding community.
  • Our brand promise: Science and education for sustainable life
  • Our vision: SLU is a world-class university in the fields of life and environmental sciences.

 

Facts:

Definitions

A visit to SLU is an individual or group of individuals visiting SLU at a predetermined time. DThe purpose of most visits is to:

  • receive SLU’s expert  knowledge;
  • build or develop cooperation;
  • find out more about our courses and programmes.

Priority external visits include visits by:

  • heads of state and/or royals
  • members of parliaments and governments
  • ambassadors
  • representatives of international organisations such as the EU or the UN
  • Management representatives from other Swedish or foreign universities
  • Leading business representatives

The university management approves priority external visits, and may also delegate decisions, or decide themselves, whether to accept requests from other external visitors such as researchers, alumni and schools.


Contact

The academy stewards, Vice-Chancellor's Office

Jenny Sälgeback, Academy Steward
jenny.salgeback@slu.se, +46 18-67 10 74

Postal address: Vice-Chancellor's Office, Box 7070, SE-750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: SLU, Almas allé 8, Ultuna

Page editor: pia.schultz@slu.se