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SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Science and education for sustainable life

SLU is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life.

Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden.

We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

SLU contributes to the global goals

Agenda 2030 and the 17 global goals for sustainable development were adopted by the UN in 2015. The aim is to reduce poverty and achieve food security, improve education and health, mitigate climate change and achieve a sustainable use of sea and land-based ecosystems. SLU's education, research and environmental monitoring and assessment all strive to achieve many of these goals.

The teaching, research and environmental monitoring and assessment at SLU create knowledge that contributes to achieving the goals for sustainable development, both in Sweden and globally.


SLU has a very high position in several international university rankings:

  • The Center for World University Ranking ranks SLU as number1in the world in Forestry.

  • QS Ranking: SLU is ranked as the third best university in the world in the fields of Agriculture & Forestry, and number 27 in the field of Veterinary Medicine.

  • Shanghai Ranking List: In the subject Ecology SLU is on 5th place, in Agricultural Sciences on 6th and in Veterinary sciences on place 22. Within these areas SLU is highest rankade among Swedish universities. (2019)

  • Times Higher Education Ranking: With a 36th place in the world list with young universitites, SLU is ranked Sweden's best "young university".

Bachelor’s programme

  • Forest and Landscape

Master Programs

·      Agricultural Economics and Management

·      Agricultural, Food and Environmental Policy Analysis 

·      Agroecology

·      Animal Science

·      EnvEuro 

·      Environmental Communication and Management

·      Environmental Economics and Management 

·      Euroforester 

·      Food and Landscape 

·      Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management

·      Horticultural Science

·      Landscape Architecture

·      Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Urbanisation

·      Management of fish and wildlife populations

·      Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being 

·      Plant Biology for Sustainable Production

·      Rural Development and Natural Resource Management

·      Soil, Water and Environment

·      Sustainable Development

·      Sustainable Food Systems