Facts and figures

Last changed: 15 July 2020

Here you will find some facts and figures from SLU’s latest annual report. You can also reach the presentation leaflet About SLU etc. from a link at the bottom of the page.

These facts and figures are from the annual report of 2019. 

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Courses and programmes at Bachelor’s level and Master's level

Full-time equivalents 2015-2019.

Full-time equivalents 2015 2016 2017  2018 2019
Bachelor’s level 2 542 2 494 2 492  2 458 2 570
Master's level 1 217 1 202 1 205  1 213 1 280
Courses not classified at a level* 52 50 40  50 56
Total 3 812 3 745 3 737  3 720 3 906

*Mainly outgoing students within exchange programmes.

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Doctoral education

Doctoral education 2015-2019.

 Doctoral students 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
New admissions 73 95 116 130 113
Active doctoral students 638 604 563 547 528

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Research

In 2019, researchers from SLU contributed to more than 1 800 scientific articles and reviews, an increase by more than seven per cent since 2018.

External funding

The funding that is not direct government funding is called external funding. The external funding of research and doctoral education has increased over the last five years by 24 per cent. 

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Environmental monitoring and assessment

SLU has a unique role among Swedish universities through its commission to perform environmental monitoring and assessment. This is based on society’s needs, as expressed in national environmental targets, international commitments and the overall objective of long-term sustainable development.

The close link to research, and the interaction this involves, are obvious reasons why environmental monitoring and assessment should be carried out at SLU.

The number of the staff active in environmental monitoring and assessment has varied during the last five years. Until 2014 it decreased, but since then it has increased to 380 individuals in 2019.

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Staff

Staff (FTE) per category 2015-2019.

Staff category 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Change
2015-2019
Professors 232 214 204 204 197 -3 %
Senior lecturers 116 118 124 119 122 3 %
Career development posts 125 112 180 228 220 -3 %
Lecturers 82 78 77 88 100 14 %
Teachers and researchers, others 634 639 633 628 634 1 %
Doctoral students 313 277 264 287 329 15 %
All researching and teaching staff 1 503 1 439 1 483 1 554 604 3 %
Administrative staff* 524 532 578 615 639 4 %
Library staff 39 41 37 37 36 -2 %
Technical staff* 726 718 707 729 737 1 %
Temporary staff 49 44 42 46 47 0 %
TOTALT 2 841 2 774 2 847 2 980 3 062 3 %

*Administrative and Technical staff also contain staff working within Teaching, Research and Environmental monitoring and assessment. Of a total of 1 343 FTE:s in 2017, 430 were working within teaching, research and environmental monitoring and assessment.

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Finance

Financial performance 2019

  SEK, million
Operating revenue  
Government funding 1 875
Fees 746
Grants 1 043
Financial income 5
Total 3 670
Operating costs  
Staff -2 320
Premises -396
Other operating costs -838
Financial expenses -8
Depreciations -180
Total -3 738
Net surplus from operations -68
Profit/loss on holding on
subsidiary companies
294
Transfers  0
Profit and loss  -68

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Presentation of SLU

Printed copies of About SLU and the annual report (Swedish only) can be ordered from SLU’s service center.

Page editor: ew-red@slu.se