The Interdisciplinary Academy at SLU, initiated by SLU Future Food in 2022, is financed by the NJ faculty and SLU Future Food. The aim is to build a long-term organisation for the development of cross-disciplinary research at SLU. Inspiration has been drawn from the Pufendorf Institute at Lund University.
The NJ Faculty's strategy for 2021–2025 states that cross-disciplinary approaches should be part of the work to contribute to the transition to a sustainable society. The strategy states that the faculty will "strengthen the ability to process research questions from a cross-disciplinary perspective" and to "facilitate cross-disciplinary research collaborations between different departments ".
SLU Future Food is a platform that stimulates and develops cross-disciplinary research and collaborations for economically, ecologically and socially sustainable food systems.