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5 Sep

Room S at Campus Ultuna and digital participation

IDA: Multifunctional landscapes and Futures of Agriculture

seminars, workshops |
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Welcome to an inspiring day about interdisciplinary research and education at SLU. During this first part of the day, the thematic groups from Interdisciplinary Academy 22/23 present their projects and finding.

Interdisciplinary Academy is an interdisciplinary initiative at SLU, aiming to increase knowledge about interdisciplinary working methods throughout SLU. The core of IDA is interdisciplinary research groups who, during eight months, set aside twenty percent of their position to work together on complex issues and explore interdisciplinary working methods.

The first round of IDA started in the fall of 2022 and on September 5, the first year's two thematic groups present their respective projects and findings, during a full day that highlights the role of interdisciplinary research and education at SLU.


Time: 2023-09-05 09:30 - 12:00
City: Room S at Campus Ultuna and digital participation
Organiser: SLU Future Food
Additional info:


Marie Stenseke, Professor at the Department of Economy and Society, University of Gothenburg, Programme Director at the The Interdisciplinary Academy (IDA), SLU, host and moderator


The Interdisciplinary Academy (IDA) provides an oportunity for SLU researchers from all faculties to increase their knowledge of and interest in interdisciplinary research and to strengthen their ability to address research issues from an interdisciplinary approach. IDA is initiated and led by SLU Future Food, one of SLU's four future platforms, and is also supported by the NJ faculty.

SLU Future Food is a platform for research and collaboration to develop knowledge, solutions and innovations aimed at ensuring that the entire food system is characterized by economic, ecological and social sustainability to overcome tomorrow's challenges. The research addresses both plants and animals, from the smallest molecules to global systems.

ONSITE participation

  • The seminar will be held in Room S, Ulls Hus at Campus Ultuna
  • You will be able to participate in the seminar via video link from rooms in Alnarp (TBD) and Umeå (Mötesrum Kronan)

ONLINE participation

  • You are also welcome to participate in the meeting via Zoom. The link will be sent out some days before the event.
  • Digital participatione is eco-friendly and convenient, but you will miss the all important networking.

Please note

  • The event will be conducted in English but questions and discussions may be conducted in Swedish

More information about Interdisciplinarity at SLU


9:30–09:35 Introduction, Marie Stenseke, coordinator for IDA

9:35–10:35 Futures of Agriculture (30 min presentation, followed by a discussion) 

10:35–11:00 Fika

11:00–12:00 Multifunctional landscapes (30 min presentation, followed by a discussion) 

You are also most welcome to the seminar in the afternoon when representatives from the SLU future platforms and all four faculties at SLU present current initiatives and discuss how SLU as a university can be strengthened through interdisciplinary research and education. For more information and registration, please see the calendar event SLU takes interdisciplinary into the future. This event will be held in Swedish.