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News from the faculty board 8 February

Published: 08 February 2024

This time, the agenda was a bit shorter than usual. Here are the most important decisions.

Extension of IDA

The Faculty Board decided to extend the commitment to the Interdisciplinary Academy (IDA) program until 2025. The ambition is for the responsibility of the program to eventually be taken over by future platforms.

The purpose of IDA is to give researchers with different academic backgrounds the opportunity to dedicate a certain period, approximately eight months, to collaboratively work on complex issues within the broad field of green transition, based on interdisciplinary theory.

Learn more about IDA 


The board decided to announce a position for a professor in crop production systems based at the Department of Crop Production Ecology.

The board also decided to initiate the recruitment of a professor in plant genetics at the Department of Plant Biology.

Information on NJ's long-term experiments

Professor Göran Bergkvist provided information about the evaluation of the faculty's long-term experiments recently conducted by Andy Gregory from Rothamsted in the United Kingdom.