Education at the Dept. of Plant Breeding

Last changed: 08 May 2024

Basic education

Our department teach within the programs for Horticultural Science, Horticultural Management, Landscape Engineering, and Agricultural and Rural Management. We teach in subjects including genetic resources, plant breeding, plant biochemistry, genetics, systematic botany, floristics, fruit and berry production, post-harvest and product quality, plant physiology, micropropagation, bioinformatics, molecular biology, and gene technology.

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Research education

Research education at our department includes doctoral education (4 years) and licentiate education (2 years). Our research education is funded mainly by governmental and private research foundations or agencies and partially by international funding from the European Commission as well as industrial partners. In addition, we train also doctoral and licentiate students from developing countries with support from SIDA (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency).

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