How we work with collaboration

Last changed: 11 May 2022

The unit’s activities are based on collaborations, through which SLU’s research, environmental monitoring and assessment, and education come together with external organisations. We seek solutions to critical problems, both through theory and practice. Our focus is on the real world and concrete problems, and on finding solutions for all life on our planet.

We aim to establish collaborations of the highest relevance to SLU and the world in which we live. We support needs-based research and seek and identify existing challenges. We work actively with knowledge exchanges between society at large and the researchers and students from the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science, and the Faculty of Forest Sciences.
Here you can read more about our collaborations and find examples of the various activities we conduct within the Unit for Collaboration and Development.

Professional development

Purpose


Work with professional development involves initiating and carrying out externally funded development and information projects. SLU’s research, education and development form the basis of our courses, course concepts and teaching materials. We aim to share beneficial scientific knowledge with professionals. The development and information projects are conducted in collaboration with the faculty’s researchers and teaching staff and companies and organisations in related fields.

Activities

We work with research communication and the formation of courses and course concepts for professionals. Many of our activities are part of development projects with researchers and external parties. Funding is mainly external.

Activities:

  • Developing and participating in courses for horticulturists and agronomists born abroad
  • Recording and publishing lectures
  • Developing eBooks for use as teaching materials.

Contact

Susanna Lundqvist, Project Leader
The Unit for Collaboration and Developement
susanna.lundqvist@slu.se. 040-41 51 75

 

SLU Partnership Alnarp

Purpose


SLU Partnership Alnarp is a collaborative organisation that aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the agriculture, forestry and horticulture industries, boost research and development at SLU Alnarp, and contribute to sustainable development. SLU Partnership Alnarp was launched in 2004 and currently has around 90 members.

Activities

  • Research to boost competitiveness – initiation and joint funding of R&D projects from both the faculties and partners
  • Establishing meeting places where knowledge and ideas can be exchanged – seminars, workshops and excursions relating to current issues that create breeding grounds for collaborations
  • Developing contact with students – degree projects and mentor programmes
  • Spreading results and communicating knowledge via newsletter, website containing database, fact sheets, reports, scientific articles and social media.

Contact

Carl-Otto Swartz
Operations manager, SLU Partnerskap Alnarp
carl.otto.swartz@slu.se, 072-503 78 04

 

SLU Urban Futures

Purpose


SLU Urban Futures is a strategic platform for developing and strengthening SLU’s interdisciplinary research, education and collaboration within sustainable urban development. It is one of SLU’s four future platforms for promoting multidisciplinary working methods and future-focused teaching and research. All SLU faculties are involved in the platform, which stimulates collaboration with relevant stakeholders and international networks.

Activities

  • Identifying where knowledge is needed, through networking and collaboration with stakeholders from the academic community and society at large in international and national urbanised regions
  • Stimulating new interdisciplinary collaborations and projects by exploring novel methods and approaches, including doctoral studies and research communication
  • Developing new research questions based on an advanced understanding of interdisciplinary research.


Some examples:

  • Funding support for researchers and teaching staff
  • Co-funding of thematic projects and living urban laboratories and a method-oriented Transformation Lab
  • Forums and other meeting spaces such as Urban Forum – Practice meets Academia, SLU Urban Talk and participation in events such as Almedalen Week and the World Urban Forum.

Contact

Nina VogelCoordinator of SLU’s Urban Futures Platform and Researcher at SLU affiliated to the Governance and Management theme group at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, SLU Alnarp
E-mail: nina.vogel@slu.se
Phone: +46 727 044 064

 

Movium Think Tank

Purpose

The Movium Think Tank is a platform for collaboration that looks at outdoor urban environments as a resource for sustainable urban landscapes. It has been part of the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science since 1980. Our organisation focuses on offering meeting places, coordination, knowledge building and communication for all of SLU and stakeholders involved in building communities.

Activities

  • Research and collaboration projects with around 70 members of the Movium Partnership
  • Coordinating environmental monitoring and assessment in urban environments
  • Courses, conferences and study trips with SLU’s researchers, teachers, students and industry
  • Advisory work, including the Movium Plantarum plant database
  • National coordination of developing and distributing knowledge about outdoor environments for children and young people
  • Communication through established channels such as STAD, Movium Fakta and social media
  • Systematic horizon scanning.

Contact

Caroline Dahl, Operations Manager at the Enheten för samverkan och utveckling
E-mail: caroline.dahl@slu.se
Phone: +46 40 41 52 61

 

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Contact

Krisrina Santén, Head of Unit
The Unit for Collaboration and Development
Kristina Santén, 073- 020 90 88