Founded in 1977, but vith roots dating back to 1828, the Faculty of Forest Sciences is the oldest in Sweden. Furthermore, the Faculty of Forest Sciences at SLU is ranked as the leading forest research environment in the world.
Research at the Faculty of Forest Science aims at obtaining increased knowledge about the sustainable use of forests as a natural resource.
The research carried out at the faculty's departments is partly of a direct fundamental nature, as well as more applied research in close cooperation with users, i.e. different parts of the forestry sector.