Facts and figures

Last changed: 24 April 2018

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.

From SLU's annual report 2017 (only in Swedish)

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

Full-time equivalents 2013–2017.

Full-time equivalents 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 
Bachelor’s level 2 639 2 601 2 542 2 494 2 492 
Master's level 1 198 1 204 1 217 1 202 1 205 
Courses not classified at a level* 43 33 52 50 40 
Total 3 879 3 838 3 812 3 745 3 737 

*Mainly outgoing students within exchange programmes.

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Doctoral education

Doctoral education 2013-2017.

 Doctoral students 2013  2014 2015 2016 2017
New admissions 92 102 73 95 116
Active doctoral students 721 710 638 604 563

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Research

Number of papers with at least one SLU author 2008–2017.*

*The value for 2017 is an estimate based on details taken from Web of Science in January 2018 increased by 7 per cent.

External funding

The funding that is not direct government funding is called external funding. SLU’s external funding of research has increased over the last five years by 5 per cent. The main increase is funding from research councils and foundations. International grants have also increased.

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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 proportion of the staff within environmental monitoring and assessment who is also active within education and/or research, increased from 28 in 2016 to 29 per cent in 2017. To be active in teaching and/or research alongside environmental monitoring and assessment is more common among men than among women.

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Staff

Staff (FTE) per category 2013-2017.

Staff category 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Change
2013-2017
Professors 240 237 232 214 204 -5 %
Senior lecturers 122 123 116 118 124 5%
Career development posts 174 141 125 112 180 62%
Lecturers 78 74 82 78 77 -1 %
Teachers and researchers, others 605 631 634 639 633 -1 %
Doctoral students 371 347 313 277 264 -5 %
Administrative staff* 523 523 524 532 578 9 %
Library staff 41 37 39 41 37 -10 %
Technical staff* 753 739 726 718 707 -2%
Temporary staff 45 52 49 44 42 -7 %
TOTALT 2 952 2 904 2 841 2 774 2 847 3 %

*Administrative and Technical staff also contain staff working within Teaching, Research and Environmental monitoring and assessment. Of a total of 1 285 FTE:s in 2017, 413 were working within Teaching, Research and Environmental monitoring and assessment.

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Finance

Financial performance 2016

  SEK, million
Operating revenue  
Government funding 1 752
Fees 685
Grants 895
Financial income 7
Total 3 338
Operating costs  
Staff -2 082
Premises -411
Other operating costs -753
Financial expenses -7
Depreciations -156
Total -3 409
Net surplus from operations -71
Profit/loss on holding on
subsidiary companies
-0,4
Transfers  0
Profit and loss 103

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