SLU's internal global network

Last changed: 11 November 2021

Are you interested in collaboration with low-income countries? Are you employed or a PhD student at SLU? Then you should join our internal global network!

The network is open for all staff and PhD students at SLU who are involved or interested in collaboration with low-income countries. The network started in spring 2019 and is coordinated by SLU Global. 

Our hopes are to increase the contact between employees and to promote internal collaboration and multidisciplinarity.

We have meetings with seminars, workshops and possibilities to find new collaboration opportunities. We share mutual information on a digital platform, Canvas.

Global network coordinators

SLU has five global network coordinators to promote SLU's work for global development, one for each faculty and two at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (NJ). They encourage dialogue and exchange of knowledge between departments, faculties and SLU Global. They also collaborate with the faculties' international committees and SLU's future platforms.
Don't hesitate to contact the coordinator at your faculty!

Find out more about the coordinators in the interviews below (click on the names):

Assem Abu Hatab,  Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (NJ) 

Miriam Frida Karlsson, Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences (NJ)

Christina Lunner Kolstrup, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science (LTV) 

Elisabeth Rajala, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science (VH)

Adan Martinez Cruz, Faculty of Forest Sciences (S)


At our Canvas site you can find:

  • Presentations from our network meetings
  • List of network participants, including main subject and countries of interest/expertise
  • Information about seminars, conferences, calls and vacancies etcetera
  • Useful reference material from our networks meetings:
    • Guidance note on gender equality
    • Examples of anti-corruption cases to discuss
    • Evaluation of the network, from 2020
  • Link to map with joint publications by SLU and researchers based in low- and middle-income countries

Welcome to the next meeting

Coming meetings during 2021:

Wednesday 6 October (preliminary)

Previous meetings

At the Canvas page for the network you can find documentation from previous meetings.

Themes at the previous meetings has been:

11 February 2021 Theme: Working together across disciplines – stretch your boundaries and bring broader perspective to your research. 

15 October 2020
Intercultural competence. A seminar with Natalie Jellinek, Educational Development Unit (EPU) at SLU. News article about the seminar.

7 May 2020
Ways to increase the impact of your project

6 February 2020
Discussion about situations with possible corruption including a presentation by Sida: Corruption - an obstacle to development.

12 November 2019
One-day workshop about SLU’s global policy. News article about the workshop.

12 September 2019
Integrating gender aspects and information about funding opportunities from FORMAS.

14 May 2019
SLU’s contribution to Agenda 2030 and a presentation by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 

21 March 2019
Launch of SLU’s global network. Information about funding opportunities from Swedish Research Council (VR). News article about the first network meeting.

Please spread the information about SLU's global network to relevant people at SLU!

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