Facts and figures

Last changed: 06 March 2019

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. 

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

Full-time equivalents 2014–2018.

Full-time equivalents 2014 2015 2016 2017  2018
Bachelor’s level 2 601 2 542 2 494 2 492  2 458
Master's level 1 204 1 217 1 202 1 205  1 213
Courses not classified at a level* 33 52 50 40  50
Total 3 838 3 812 3 745 3 737  3 720

*Mainly outgoing students within exchange programmes.

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Doctoral education

Doctoral education 2014-2018.

 Doctoral students  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
New admissions 102 73 95 116 130
Active doctoral students 710 638 604 563 547

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Research

Researchers from SLU in 2018 contributed to more than 1 700 scientific articles and reviews, an increase by five per cent since 2017.

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 8 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 379 individuals in 2018.

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Staff

Staff (FTE) per category 2014-2018.

Staff category 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Change
2014-2018
Professors 237 232 214 204 204 0 %
Senior lecturers 123 116 118 124 119 -4 %
Career development posts 141 125 112 180 228 27 %
Lecturers 74 82 78 77 88 15 %
Teachers and researchers, others 631 634 639 633 628 -1 %
Doctoral students 347 313 277 264 287 9 %
All researching and teaching staff 1 553 1 503 1 439 1 483 1 554 5 %
Administrative staff* 523 524 532 578 615 6 %
Library staff 37 39 41 37 37 -1 %
Technical staff* 739 726 718 707 729 3 %
Temporary staff 52 49 44 42 46 7 %
TOTALT 2 904 2 841 2 774 2 847 2 980 5 %

*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 2018

  SEK, million
Operating revenue  
Government funding 1 843
Fees 710
Grants 951
Financial income 8
Total 3 512
Operating costs  
Staff -2 198
Premises -407
Other operating costs -802
Financial expenses -8
Depreciations -154
Total -3 570
Net surplus from operations -57
Profit/loss on holding on
subsidiary companies
3
Transfers  0
Profit and loss  -54

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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