The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is a young university. It was founded in 1977 out of agricultural, forestry and veterinary colleges and schools. It focuses on research, education as well as environmental monitoring and assessment in the field of clean water, living landscapes, sustainable food production, high standards of animal welfare, sustainable cities and renewable environmental material. SLU offers around 40 degree programmes in natural sciences, social sciences, technologies and the humanities. It is a member of three international educational networks and collaborates internationally within a number of international platforms for research and environmental assessment.
SLU has 34 departments and units that are organised in four faculties. The university ranked as third best university in the field of “Agriculture and Forestry” and was on rank 22 in the field of “Veterinary Medicine” in the QS Ranking and among the top 10 institutions in forestry, soil science, biodiversity conservation and veterinary sciences in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR).
SLU Campus in Uppsala is located in Ultuna, about six kilometres south of downtown Uppsala. It can be reached via a 20 minutes’ bicycle ride. Uppsala campus is spacious, green and picturesque. Due to the fact that two universities are located in Uppsala, students can immerse themselves in a lively and stimulating environment. Find out more about Uppsala campus.
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