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External collaboration at Urban and Rural Development

At the department of Urban and Rural Development  we see collaboration with actors in society as a tool for our coworkers to contribute to a sustainable development, and as a method to conduct and continuously develop our research and education.



Collaboration is carried out in many different ways within our activities, sometimes in more permanent constellations, sometimes more temporarily. At SOL there are various cross-cutting themes that link researchers and teachers from the different units at the department. We have an extensive network outside the university ranging from authorities and municipalities to NGOs and individual stakeholders within the fields of the department. We collaborate with these in matters where the purpose is to generate new knowledge and we share knowledge in the surrounding community. External actors also have an important role in our education profile. Part of our research and teaching is carried out through external commission. Our research is often characterized by an interest in understanding and contributing to change processes that engage people. Based on the department’s experience and cutting-edge expertise in issues as well as processes and the networks of our coworkers within SLU and in other research environments in Sweden and internationally, our aim is to be an important part in collaboration.

At the department we also have well developed platforms for external collaboration in the Swedish Centre for Nature Interpretation, Sida's Helpdesk for Environment and Climate Change and SLU Future Food. 

External Collaboration Group at Urban and Rural Development

A work group for external collaboration with representatives from all divisions and led by Hanna Bergeå (Vice Dean for External Collaboration at the NJ-Faculty). The working group is concerned with collaborative activities with the surrounding society that contributes to research development, development of the education at SLU and/or knowledge and democratic development. 

Hanna Bergeå, Vice Dean and member of the External Collaboration Group at the NJ Faculty, Researcher at the Division of Environmental Communication, +46 18 67 21 82,

Daniel Bergquist,Researcher at the Division of Landscape Architecture, +46 18 67 25 76, +46 70 754 29 09,

Kristina NordéusPostdoctor at the Division of Agrarian History, +46 18 67 17 85,

Thomas Norrby, Senior Extension Specialist at the Division of Rural Development, +46 18 67 18 89 / +46705 67 18 89,

Eva Sandberg, Manager of the Swedish Centre for Nature Interpretation, +46 18 67 14 47,

Per Sonnvik, Project Leader at the Swedish Centre for Nature Interpretation, +46 18 67 24 44, - convening

Linda Engström, Project Leader at the Division of Environmental Integration, +46 18 67 26 41,

Annsofie Wahlström, Research Group Leader at SLU Future Food, +46 18 67 12 96, +46 76 835 48 13, 

Published: 07 February 2019 - Page editor: