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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

3.8 out of 5 (21 ratings / 17 reviews) Uppsala, Sweden
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.



SLU is a young university with a long history. It was founded in 1977 out of the agricultural, forestry and veterinary university colleges, the Veterinary School at Skara and the Forestry School at Skinnskatteberg.


The programmes offered by SLU are unique and based on our strength and profile areas, a bio-based economy and environment, health and life quality. The combination of teaching and research provide students with countless opportunities for interesting, in-depth studies and specialisations.


Research and doctoral education stand for 70 per cent of SLU's turnover. Sound basic research is combined with more practical studies to solve concrete problems. The researchers often work interdisciplinarily.

SLU researchers contribute to around 1.600 scientific articles every year and SLU's publications belong to the most cited in their scientific fields. The university achieves very high standards in international comparisons. SLU's broad infrastructure is available for researchers at other universities or companies.


The study and career counsellors can give you general advice on courses and programmes at SLU. We can show you where to find detailed information about the content of courses and programmes, what the job prospects are like and also help you assess this information.

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Housing services

SLU is mainly located at Uppsala, Alnarp, Umea and Skara. Education, research activities and environmental monitoring and assessment are carried out throughout the country.

At the Alnarp campus, the main activities concern landscape architecture, horticulture, plant production, agriculture and silviculture in Southern Sweden. Two of SLU's faculties are represented, and also several connected organisations.

Library services

The SLU University Library works with, and contributes to developing, scientific communication. The library also supports researchers, students and employees in order to strengthen the quality of SLU's research and education. Visit us in Umeå, Uppsala, Skinnskatteberg or Alnarp.

ICT services

Everyone who is a student or employee at SLU can use our VPN function for making a safe connection between a computer outside SLU and the SLU network. To make it work you must have a user account in the Active Directory at SLU.

Medical services

The Student Health Centre operates as a health service for all SLU students, and works predominantly with study-related healthcare, medical advice, and crisis assistance.  The Student Health Centre works in connection to the district Healthcare Centre, which provides general medical care.

Student Life

Campus life

SLU’s campuses and research facilities are spread throughout Sweden, with three main campuses located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.  Though each campus differs in size and structure, they all have a warm, friendly and inspiring atmosphere. SLU currently has over 4000 students and 700 research students enrolled and conducts a range of teaching and research activities throughout the country.  

Student clubs

Like all students in Sweden, those at SLU have the opportunity to become a member of a student union. At SLU there are eight different student unions, and students can join one union depending on the programme they are enrolled in.

Student Reviews

My early career days as a young agriculture professional
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

My experience was fascinating and full of lot of skills and knowledge gained as a young agriculture professional, also meeting other scholars who had dreams of achieving greatness in their career choice.More over,I had a wonderful goal achieving moment when I did my internship in other advance agriculture institutes in my country, especially as I had to meet other more...

Sustainable University, Top 3 in the World (according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

There are around 50 students in the programme, and there are lots of mandatory literature. The problem is that the university only provides one copy of one of the most important course books. There should be at least 25 copies to ensure everyone has the chance to borrow the book from the library during the course. However, other than this issue, so far the other things are...

never ever give up
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Its a good expereince

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