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SLU's Future Platforms

Forest, food, health and urban landscapes. SLU's Future Platforms stimulate cross-disciplinary efforts to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

The Future Platforms integrate different scientific fields and their activities are characterized by an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach, which is carried out across all faculties and in collaboration with relevant social actors. Complex scientific questions can therefore be tackled in a multifaceted way.

SLU Future Food

Research and collaboration for economically, ecologically and socially sustainable food systems.

Photo of a food buffé.

SLU Future One Health

Our starting point is the One Health perspective, the interaction between animal, human and ecosystem health.

A person and a dog in an autumn forest. Photo.

SLU Future Forests

The role of forests for sustainable development, a biobased economy, climate adaptation and ecosystem services.

Birchleaves, close-up. Photo

SLU Urban Futures

We live in an increasingly urbanised world. How do we create ecologically, economically and socially sustainable urban landscapes?

People under a tree in a city.

Collaboration projects

Several projects at SLU are conducted in collaboration between two or more of the future platforms:


Climate conversations at SLU

SLU Global and the future platforms are organising a series of climate conversations. Some of them are internal dialogues and others are open seminars.

Cracked dried soil and a rapeseed flower. Photo.

Calls for funding

Open calls for funding from the Future Platforms.

Money and growing sprouts. Photo.



Published: 04 April 2024 - Page editor: EW-red@slu.se