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PhD education

Are you aiming for an academic career in forest science or do you want to increase your chances of getting a leading position in the forestry sector? Welcome to apply for our PhD education.

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Dig deeper into forest science

As a PhD student you work in close collaboration with senior researchers and other PhD students, and are therefore an important part of our research environment. During your PhD studies at our department you will get the opportunity to dig deeper into one of our four research areas:

  • Forest pathology
  • Silviculture and forest production
  • Conservation ecology and forest history
  • Forest policy and planning

Do you want to know more?
Contact our Director of PhD studies, Annika Felton.

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Doctoral studies at SLU

Doctoral studies at SLU train students to become skilled independent researchers.

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Apply for SLU’s PhD courses

A doctoral education at SLU contains both subject courses and basic courses for transferable skills (e.g. courses in ethics, philosophy of science and pedagogics).


The research school of the Faculty of Forest Sciences

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Future silviculture in southern Sweden – a collaboration between SLU, Linnaeus University, Skogforsk and the forest sector in southern Sweden.

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Research school on "Bioeconomy-adapted forest management"

Published: 14 November 2023 - Page editor: stina.johannesson@slu.se

Contacts at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

Head of Department
: Magnus Löf, Magnus.Lof@slu.se, +46 40 415119
Deputy head of Department: Elias Andersson, elias.andersson@slu.se, +46 40 415194
Postal address: Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, SLU
P.O. Box 190, SE-234 22 Lomma, Sweden
Visiting address: Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, SLU
Sundsvägen 3, SE-234 56 Alnarp, Sweden