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Mission statement

SLU develops the understanding

and sustainable use of

biological natural resources.


This is achieved through research,

education and environmental monitoring and
assessment.




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SLU has national
responsibility

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for research and education in

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veterinary medicine, forestry,

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and landscape planning.


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SLU’s main campuses are

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located in Umeå, Uppsala,

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Skara, and Alnarp.

SLU in Sweden

Vision

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top
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ranked research and

educational quality and creativity


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creativity and leadership within
environmental monitoring and assessment


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attractiveness as an innovative partner

in the green sector


SLU’s vision is to be a world
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leading Life Sciences university,
characterized by:

Altered environments
require new knowledge

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Climate change




greenhouse gases, fossil fuels, land use, water


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Global sustainability




public health, protection against infections


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Agrarian industry on an international market




population growth and a rising standard of living, increased demand for


food and changing consumption patterns




new eco
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cyclical, climate
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neutral products, more specialized raw
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material


and food production


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Urbanization




nature and contact with animals for human well
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being




land as a source of recreation, rehabilitation


and adventure tourism




rural development



SLU’s Strengths

and Profile Areas

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Genetic Resources and Biotechnology

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Animal and Human Health

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Climate and Ecosystem Change

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Sustainable Production Systems and

the Management of Natural Resources

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Quality in the Food Chain

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Community Planning and Sustainable Development

in Urban and Rural Environments


Genetic Resources

and Biotechnology

Animal and

Human Health

Climate and

Ecosystem Change

Sustainable Production

Systems and the

Management of

Natural Resources

Quality in the

Food Chain

Community Planning and

Sustainable Development

in Urban and

Rural Environments

Strategic Focus Research

at SLU 2009
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2012

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Consequences of Climate Change for the Environment and Production

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Agriculture and Forestry, contributing to slowing the Greenhouse Effect

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Genetic Resources and Biotechnology

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Animal Health and Animal Welfare

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Natural Resource Management

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Rural Areas, Agrarian Industry and Industrial Development

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Landscape Architecture


Organization

Percentage of

university activities

Turnover:
2 508 MSEK

Source: Annual Report 2008

Environmental monitoring
and assessment
9 %

Undergraduate

education
22 %

Research and
postgraduate
education

69 %

Income

Källa: SLU:s Årsredovisning 2008

18%

Operating income

25%

External grants

55%

Government grants

2%

Financial

Turnover

2 508 MSEK

Expenditure

26%

Other operational expenses

10,5%

Premises

3%

Depreciation

0.5%

Financial

60%

Staff

Källa: SLU:s Årsredovisning 2008

Total expenditure

2 586 MSEK

Staff

Postgraduate

Students
12%

Education and
Research

38%

Technical
Staff/Administration

50%*

Source: Annual Report 2008

Total number of employees: 2 670

*Note that staff not belonging to the groups Education and Research or

Postgraduate Students may be involved in teaching and research.

Strategic goals

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SLU’s activities shall be characterized by a

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strong link

between education and research of

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high international standards, and these activities

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shall take place in
close collaboration

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with interested parties in the sectors concerned.


Strategic goals



牥獥慲捨

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SLU’s aim is to
have a strategic foundation of front
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line basic
research to use both in developing its areas of responsibility
and in its cooperation with other universities. This implies a
basic knowledge development common to the areas of
responsibility within, for example, biology, soil science,
technology, and economics.


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SLU shall

aim at problem
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oriented applied research with
strong relevance to its five areas of responsibility.


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SLU shall

through its extended and improved research
coooperation with industry and society, create the necessary
conditions and knowledge for the development of innovations
and new industries.

Strategic goals



敤畣慴楯e

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SLU shall offer
undergraduate and

postgraduate educations that

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are attractive to students

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meet high
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level scientific standards

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match society’s demand for vocational education


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In addition,

SLU shall

be a leader within its sectors in supplying

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further and commissioned education aimed at developing life
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long

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learning.

Research

Advances in the six strength and profile
areas are based on a bank of knowledge
in basic disciplines such as biology, soil
science, technology, and economics.


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214 Professors

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701 PhD students


SLU’s participation in EU’s research
programmes is extensive. In 2007 SLU
participated in 65 projects.

Source: Annual Report 2008

Education

SLU has
3 531

full
-
time undergraduate

students and
701
PhD students


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Professional degree programmes

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26 MSc, BSc, and UD programmes

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450 single subject courses

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Course packages

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Supplementary education

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PhD programmes

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Continuing education

Education

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1.4 student/instructor

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Close connection to research

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High employability

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Student influence

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External national and

international evaluations

Programme structure

Examples of

Master’s Programmes

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Agricultural Economics and Management

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Animal Science

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Biotechnology

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Ecology

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Environmental Economics and Management

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Forests as a Natural Resource

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Soil and Water Management

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Sustainable Development

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Plant and Forest Biotechnology


Courses

SLU offers 450 single subject courses


Major subjects


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Animal Care Science

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Animal Science

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Biology

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Business Administration

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Chemistry

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Economics

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Equine Studies

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Food Science

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Forest Management

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Landscape Planning

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Soil Sciences

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Technology


Environmental monitoring

and assessment

Environmental monitoring

and assessment

The Swedish government has given SLU
responsibility for environmental monitoring

and assessment.


SLU monitors the country’s forests, farmland,
lakes and other watercourses, as well as animal
and plant species, analyzing environmental
trends and providing information to serve as a
basis for environmental measures in a number
of areas.

Internationalization

SLU welcomes

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an increased presence of foreign researchers

and teachers in the activities at SLU


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more collaborative projects with foreign institutions

and universities in areas of common interest


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an increased exchange of students, at the
undergraduate as well as the graduate levels


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better opportunities for SLU researchers and teachers to
spend time at foreign institutions

Student exchange

SLU has co
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operation agreements with 120 foreign universities.

Source: Annual Report 2008

Four faculties



Umeå

Faculty of Forest Sciences


Uppsala

Faculty of Natural Resources

and Agricultural Sciences


Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

and Animal Science


Alnarp

Faculty of Landscape Planning,
Horticulture and Agricultural Science

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Turnover 466 MSEK

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457 employees

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48 professors

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158 PhD students

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752 undergraduate students

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9 departments

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2 educational programmes

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3 Master’s programmes

Source: SLU’s Annual Report 2007

Faculty of



Forest Sciences

Research areas

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Forestry, forest management

and silviculture


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Forest biotechnology



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Management of mountain

region resources


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Forest ecology

and environment


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Forest economy


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Fish and wildlife

Departments/units

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Umeå

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Forest Ecology and Management

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Forest Economics

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Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology

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Forest Resource Management

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Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies

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Unit for Field
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Based Forest Research


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Uppsala

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Forest Products


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Alnarp

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Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre


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Skinnskatteberg

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School for Forest Engineers




Departments
/units


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Centres

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Centre of
Biostochastics

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Centre for Image Analysis (CBA)

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Center for Fish and Wildlife Research (CFW)


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Umeå Centre for Tropical Research and Education (UCTREE)

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Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC)

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UPSC Centre for Forest Biotechnology (UCFB)


Education

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MSc in Forestry



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BSc in Forest Management


Källa: SLU:s Årsredovisning 2007

Faculty of


Natural Resources and

Agricultural Sciences

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Turnover 960 MSEK

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905 employees

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88 professors

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305 PhD students

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1 081 undergraduate students

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18 departments

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14 educational programmes

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12 two
-
year Master’s programmes,

and 2 one
-
year Master’s programmes

Research areas

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Ecology and crop production

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Soil, water and environment

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Landscape and society

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Bio sciences

Departments/units

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Agricultural Research for
Northern Sweden

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Biomass Technology and
Chemistry (Unit)

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Chemistry

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Crop Production Ecology

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Ecology

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Economics

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Energy and Technology

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Environmental
Assessment

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Field Research Unit

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Food in Sweden (Unit)

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Food Science

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Forest Mycology and Pathology

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Forest Soils

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Microbiology

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Molecular Biology


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Plant Biology and Forest
Genetics

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Soil Sciences

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Urban and Rural Development


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Unit for Applied Statistics and
Mathematics


Departments/units

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Centres

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Centre of Biostochastics

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Centre for Environment and Development Studies (Cemus)

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Centre for Fish and Wildlife Research (CFW)

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Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CUL)

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Competence Centre for Chemical Pesticides (CKB)

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Swedish Biodiversity Centre (CBM)

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Swedish EIA Centre

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Swedish Species Information Centre


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The Phytotron

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Uppsala Food and Nutrition Centre (ULC)

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Uppsala Water Centre (UVC)

Education

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BSc

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Biology and Environmental Science


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Biotechnology

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Computer and Systems Sciences


the environment

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Economics and Management

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Food and Health


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Rural Change


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MSc

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Agriculture

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Economics, Rural Development, Food, Soil/Plants

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Aquatic and Environmental Engineering

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Energy Systems Engineering


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Landscape Architecture





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Turnover 486 MSEK

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399 employees

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50 professors

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166 PhD students

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1 016 undergraduate students

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8 departments

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6 educational programmes

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2 Master’s programmes



Källa: SLU:s Årsredovisning 2007

Faculty of

Veterinary Medicine

and Animal Science

Research Areas

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Animal Health

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Animal Management

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Animal Welfare

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Food Security

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Public Health

Departments/units

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Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry

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Animal Breeding and Genetics


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Animal Environment and Health


Skara

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Animal Nutrition and Management

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Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health


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Clinical Sciences

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Equine Studies

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Reindeer Husbandry Unit


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Centres

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Centre for Reproductive Biology in Uppsala (CRU)

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Centre for fish and Wildlife Research (CFW)


Education

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University Diploma

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Animal Nursing

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Equine Studies


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BSc

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Ethology and Animal Welfare

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Animal Science


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MSc

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Agriculture
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animals

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Veterinary Medicine

Källa: SLU:s Årsredovisning 2007

Faculty of

Landscape Planning, Horticulture

and Agricultural Science

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Turnover 272 MSEK

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245 employees

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23 professors

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43 PhD students

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784 undergraduate students

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8 areas

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6 educational programmes

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3 two
-
year Master’s programmes,


1 one
-
year Master’s programme

Research areas

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Agriculture

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Horticulture

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Landscape

Key areas/units

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Plant Breeding and Biotechnology

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Plant Protection Biology

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Horticulture

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Agriculture


Farming Systems,

Technology and Product Quality

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Rural Buildings and Animal Husbandry

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Landscape Architecture

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Landscape Management, Design and Construction

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Work Science, Business Economics and Environmental
Psychology


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Omvärld Alnarp with

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Movium

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Partnership Alnarp

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Commissioned education

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Innovation support etc.

Education

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BSc programme

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Countryside Management


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Vocational programmes

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Horticulture

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Landscape Architecture

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Landscape Construction and Management

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Agricultural and Rural Management

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Horticultural Management