International collaboration is one of the university's guiding principles, and we have partnerships in many places, in many different fields. Some of the key networks and strategic platforms for collaboration are listed here.
SLU is a member of three international educational networks (International networks, page at the staff web, in Swedish):
International platforms for research and environmental assessment
- Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, CGIAR
- an international organisation that supports research and development within agriculture (including forestry science and veterinary medicine) and the natural resources area.
- European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity, ETC / BD - is involved in questions of status and trends of biodiversity in Europe, and provides a basis for decisions and policies at the European level regarding the environment and sustainable development.
- Global Challenges University Alliance, GCUA - an SLU initiative to gather the leading universities on every continent around issues of food security, bio-energy, sustainable urban development and climate.
- International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, ICES - the International Marine Research coordinates and promotes marine research in the North Atlantic.
- International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, IIASA - IIASA is an international scientific institute that conducts research on the problems and challenges particularly of environmental issues that are too large or too complex to be solved by a single academic discipline or country.
- International Union of Forest Research Organizations, IUFRO - SLU and Sweden will be hosts for the international forest conference IUFRO 2024 in Stockholm.
SLU is a member of Agrinatura, an alliance of 35 European universities and research organisations that share an interest in supporting sustainable agricultural development in order to improve people’s lives.