Facts and figures
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.
- SLU's annual report 2018 (only in Swedish)
Choose an anchor link to come to the different parts of the page:
- Courses and programmes at Bachelor’s level and Master's level
- Doctoral education
- Environmental monitoring and assessment
- Presentation of SLU, folder and ppt
Courses and programmes at Bachelor’s level and Master's level
Full-time equivalents 2014–2018.
|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.
Doctoral education 2014-2018.
|Active doctoral students||710||638||604||563||547|
Researchers from SLU in 2018 contributed to more than 1 700 scientific articles and reviews, an increase by five per cent since 2017.
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.
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.
Staff (FTE) per category 2014-2018.
|Senior lecturers||123||116||118||124||119||-4 %|
|Career development posts||141||125||112||180||228||27 %|
|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.
Financial performance 2018
|Government funding||1 843|
|Other operating costs||-802|
|Net surplus from operations||-57|
|Profit/loss on holding on
|Profit and loss||-54|
- SLU presentation in Powerpoint (2019)
- Information material presentering SLU (ppt and the leaflet About SLU - assignmnets, figures, facts)
Printed copies of About SLU and the annual report (Swedish only) can be ordered from SLU’s service center.