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Division of Rural Development

The Division of Rural Development engages in international research, teaching and collaboration that contributes to scholarship, policy and practice in the Global North and South. Here we present our activities.

The Rural Development research subject is an interdisciplinary field of study based in the social sciences, in which we pay special attention to how ideas about development have consequences in the specific contexts of our two subject groups - the Global North (Sweden and Europe) and the Global South..



Education at the Division of Rural Development

the division offers three education programmes and a wide array of free standing courses.

External Collaboration at the Division

We pursue our research and education in close collaboration with the surrounding society.

Flora Hajdu, Professor of Rural Development

On 17 March 2023, Flora Hajdu was officially inaugurated as Professor of Rural Development with focus on the Global South. See the film, and get to know Professor Flora Hajdu and her work.

Trash fish and labour right violations

Two new research projects explore supply chains, labour rights and fishery reforms in Vietnam.


Head of Division

Katarina Pettersson,  Researcher, +4618671425, +46732290541
Send an e-mail to: katarina.pettersson@slu.se

For a list of all staff at the division »  

Published: 11 October 2022 - Page editor: anni.hoffren@slu.se