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The fusion of NJV + VPE

Published: 12 January 2023
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Since the first of January 2023 SLU has merged parts of the Department of Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden (NJV) with the Department of Crop Production Ecology (VPE).

It is the NJV research group in crop science and the field station in Röbäcksdalen in Umeå that is now part of the Department of Crop Production Ecology.

NJV's research group in animal science will become part of the Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, and the research barn with dairy cows and approximately 270 ha of land, will fall directly under the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.

Employees from the former NJV department and VPE are working together to build up the new organization and we look forward to new collaboration opportunities in research, teaching, field trials and more.