LTV Faculty announcement of Best Practice funding 2021

Last changed: 23 June 2021

Welcome to submit your application for Best practice funding, in order to develop the quality as well as the content and pedagogics in teaching at bachelor and master level!

SLU are to conduct education based on scholarship or artistic practice and on proven experience (The Swedish Higher Education Act, Chapter 1, 2§). The faculty’s Best Practice funds intends to contribute to ensure that our teaching reaches the learning objectives stated for vocational programmes, as well as for general programmes and single courses.

Teaching staff at the LTV faculty are hereby given an opportunity to competence development, by deepening their knowledge within a field, increase their knowledge about the industry – its conditions and student’s competence needs for a future professional life and/or to develop subject relevant pedagogics.

Who can apply?

Teaching staff at the LTV faculty, regardless of position, can submit an application. Head of department or immediate supervisor is responsible for implementation of skills development, and must approve the application before submission. Teacher’s salary including surcharge can be covered using the standard cost SEK 25000 per week.

Results, first round

Pro Dean decided on April 26, 2021, that the following projects are funded:

  • Beatrix Alsanius and Anna Karin Rosberg for the project “Development of virtual central laborations in the MSc-course BI1368 Microbial Horticulture” with SEK 120 000,
  • Teun Dekker for the project t ”Anchoring Interdisciplinarity and Cohesiveness in an Expanding Course” with SEK 80 000, and
  • Paul Becher for the project “Competence Development in Practical Plant Protection” with SEK 71 000.

The projects that have not been granted funding in this first round are given the opportunity to complete their application and be included in the assessment in the second round. Projects that have been assessed as particularly potential will therefore receive a short feedback from the Pro Dean.

Approved projects should be reported no later than the beginning of 2022 by agreement with Pro Dean Karl Lövrie.

Results, second round

(projects in Swedish only)

  • Åsa Lankinen och Kristina Karlsson Green för projektet ”Pedagogik och forskningsanknytning i tv rvetenskap” med 100000 kr
  • Torsten Hörndahl och Daniel Nilsson för projektet ”Det nya högteknologiska jordbruket – Behov av fördjupade kunskaper och förnyade undervisningsformer” med 90000 kr
  • Jan-Eric Englund och Adam Flöhr för projektet ”Dags för en kvantitativ analys” med 80000 kr
  • Vera Vicenzotti, Ulla Myhr och Josefin Wangel för projektet ”Akademiskt skrivande i tvärvetenskapliga yrkesprogram – En guide till kandidatuppsatser i landskapsarkitektur” med 150000 kr
  • Mattias Larsson, Johan Stenberg, Paul Becher, Salla Marttila, Svante Resj och Erland Liljeroth för projektet ”Förnyelse av digital lärobok Växtskyddets grunder” med 200000 kr, samt
  • Fredrik Fernqvist och Sara Spendrup för projektet ”Utveckling av verklighetsbaserade fall/case kopplade till lärandemål” med 109000 kr.



The faculty allocates SEK 1,000,000 for this in 2021, and the announcement takes place in two rounds

Application (max 2 A4 pages) should include the following:

  1. Vision and background,
  2. Strategic idea behind the application, supported by the learning objectives for the programme and course,
  3. Implementation, schedule and budget.

The application must be marked with Best practice 2021 and SLU ID ltv.2021.1.1.1-36 and be e-mailed to in one of the time slots March 1-15 or May 1-15 2021.

Assessment of the applications are to be conducted by a faculty management working group at the LTV faculty, and will be decided upon by the Pro Dean according to the following criteria:

a. Level of contribution to the accumulated competence at the LTV faculty based upon the needs within the teaching at the faculty,

b. Impact based upon the subject development at the LTV faculty,

c. Impact based upon LTV faculty collaboration with the surrounding society.



Annica Thomsson, Education Officer
Education Centre, SLU Alnarp
phone +46 40415003

Karl LövrieSenior Lecturer at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, 040-41 54 39