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New professors

The professorial inauguration of 2024 will take place 18-19 April. The inauguration of new professors comprise of two events; the lectures and the ceremony. In 2024, 12 professors from Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala will be inaugurated at SLU Ultuna.

Lectures by new professors

The new professors will lecture on Thursday 18 April and Friday 19 April in the studio under the auditorium in Undervisningshuset. Since the seats are limited the lectures will also be livestreamed to sal K next door. 

After the inauguration you will find the lectures on each of the professor's webpages. 

Inauguration lectures SLU Alnarp

Watch the open lectures by SLU's new professors in Alnarp here.

Meet our new professors at SLU Alnarp

A short video presenting our new professors at SLU in Alnarp and their research. The video has Swedish and English subtitles.

Meet some of our new professors at SLU Uppsala

A short video presenting five of our new professors at SLU in Uppsala and their research. The video has Swedish and English subtitles.


Meet our new professors in Alnarp

Vilis Brukas

Professor of forest planning

Vilis Brukas with colleagues during a field excursion to an eucalyptus plantation in Portugal.

Georg Carlsson

Professor of sustainable cropping systems

Georg Carlsson studies samples of intercropped faba bean and rape seed in the greenhouse.

Åsa Ode Sang

Professor of urban vegetation design

Åsa Ode Sang in the Alnarp park.

Meet our new professors in Uppsala

Renée Båge

Professor of domestic animal reproduction

Renée Båge with veterinary students at the SLU Swedish Livestock Research Centre

Nils Fall

Professor of veterinary epidemiology

Nils Fall's research group in the barn at SLU Swedish Livestock Research Centre.

Johan Gaddefors

Professor of business administration

The picture shows Johan Gaddefors during a lecture.

Flora Hajdu

Professor of rural development in the Global South

Flora Hajdu with an interpreter and a woman during a field trip in north west Tanzania.

Marcus Hedblom

Professor of landscape architecture

Marcus Hedblom bird watching in Stadsskogen, Uppsala.

Anke Herrmann

Professor of soil nutrient cycling

Picture of Anke Herrmann in a lab environment.

Magnus Karlsson

Professor of plant pathology

Magnus Karlsson and Mukesh Dubey examine quinoa plants in the phytotron of the Uppsala Biocenter.

Björn Vinnerås

Professor of environmental engineering

Picture of Björn Vinnerås by a cage containing Black Soldier Flies.
Portrait of Malin von Essen

Moderator: Malin von Essen

Malin von Essen is a moderator, facilitator and freelance writer. She earned her degree in forest science from SLU in the 90s and following this trained as a journalist at Stockholm University. For the last 10 years, she has been running her own company focusing on facilitating dialogue on complex societal issues, often with a focus on the management of natural resources. She has previously worked with disseminating research findings in various roles at SLU and Skogforsk.

Photo: Patrik Söderman

Published: 27 February 2024 - Page editor: helena.pennlov@slu.se