If you read this you are most probably about to become a student at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, and we will do our utmost to make your studies here stimulating.
On a daily basis we try to find answers to a multitude of questions like “How can we sustainably supply a growing world population with food and other natural products?” and “How should we care for animals?” There are no easy answers, but those that can handle the complexity involved are in high demand. Thus, our graduates quickly find their way into jobs, where they really make a difference.
At SLU you have the opportunity to learn from and interact with internationally recognised experts. We also rank very highly in many subject areas. For example, we are among the top ten of all universities globally in plant and animal sciences. Moreover, we have one of the highest teacher-to-student ratios in Sweden and are continuously modernising facilities like lecture halls, laboratories etc.
In line with our ambitions to become even better, we recommend our students to join one of our student unions, to effectively contribute to the constant dialogue with the leadership of the university and other staff.
You are most welcome to SLU!
P.S. My SLU history: I got a MSc in Forestry, then a PhD in Soil Science (based on work in Africa), both at SLU, and later on became professor at another university before I returned to SLU. Working with research, teaching and management at the university I have never experienced a boring working day! D.S.
Peter Högberg, vice-chancellor at SLU