LTV Faculty Strategy 2017-2020

Last changed: 12 October 2018

Here you can follow the process of developing a new strategy and action plan for LTV Faculty for the period 2017 - 2020.

Topical subjects

An Action Plan status report was presented to the faculty board in the beginning of fall 2018. Only avaliable in Swedish. Please contact the faculty office regarding English information on the topics of your interest.

An update regarding the development on a few of the items in the Action Plan is avaliable in the dean's letter May 2018 (scroll down for English version).

November 8th the Faculty Board adapted a new Action plan to set out the LTV Faculty's strategy in concrete terms. Click here to read!

217+ ideas for the coming action plan

From dean's letter May 2017:

"The faculty is working intensely on its coming action plan to meet the objectives in the strategy for 2017–2020. More than 217 proposals were submitted which shows commitment, openness and creativity. Several units within the faculty, as well as the Alnarp student union, have arranged joint discussions/workshops to generate suggestions, which has led to interesting discussions and joint suggestion lists. Thank you for all your ideas! A special thank you to Peter Centerfeldt at AEM. He has digitalised several of the handwritten suggestions. Thanks to Ida Andersson’s systematic work, all employees can read a structured, anonymous compilation of the suggestions. (It’s very exciting. Please note that AD-login is required):

We will get back to you with our thoughts on how we can utilise the submitted ideas in the form of concrete activities to work with until 2020. Prioritisation work has already begun.

The heads of department have discussed a preliminary compilation of staff suggestions. The results have been further processed in FLAG and in the faculty board’s working group. The next step will take place on 31 May when the faculty board discusses priorities based on the dean’s first outline of possible action plan activities. The outline will be polished during the summer before the faculty board meeting on 30 August. After that, final adjustments are made and the plan is for the faculty board to adopt it on 4 October. Apart from staff suggestions, the decisions must also take the assignments given to the faculty on a SLU-wide level into account. The faculty board has discussed these during the spring."

Follow-up of Strategy and Action Plan 2014-2016

Parallel with the gathering of ideas for the new action plan, preparations for the final follow-up of the LTV faculty's strategy 2014-2016, to which the previous action plan was attached, is ongoing. The activities continued into the spring term of 2017 to avoid a break in the strategic work.

Responsible leaders / project leaders have written brief reports for the various projects included in the action plan. Together with indicators of the development of operations from the 2016 financial statements and an analysis conducted by the dean, they provide a basis for the concluding follow-up of the Faculty's strategy 2014-2016. This means that the goals set in 2014 will be discussed and analyzed - is the LTV Faculty closer to those goals now compared to 2014? This will mainly be carried out by the faculty board at the meeting on May 31, prior to that the discussion regarding the new action plan takes place. Heads of departments and others will also have access to the material. If you are interested in reading the material (in Swedish), please contact Ida Andersson.



February 8th the LTV Faculty Board decided on Strategy of the LTV Faculty 2017-2020.

Read more about the strategy process and other things that are going on in  Dean's Letter LTV  (scroll down for English version).

The Faculty Board's decision on the strategy process

2016-05-25 LTV Faculty Board has made a decision on the process to develop a strategy for LTV Faculty 2017-2020. The Board decided, inter alia:

  • there should be a clear link between SLU's strategy, the faculty strategy and department strategies
  • long-term sustainable measures will be developed to measure indicators and follow trends in Faculty activities
  • an action plan to concretize the faculty's strategy will be developed
  • strategies and action plans at the departmental level will be developed
  • the guiding principles for the strategic development should be a scientific approach, creativity, openness and responsibility, in accordance with SLU's values

In an annex to the decision is a working plan and timetable for the process. This document is only available in Swedish.

SLU's new strategy

In June 2016 SLU’s board decided on a new strategy for SLU 2017-2020 (Swedish web).

Other strategy documents within LTV Faculty

Action plan to set out the LTV Faculty's strategy in concrete terms (valid untill end of spring term 2017)

Department strategies (Swedish web)


Ida Andersson, Faculty Administrative Officer
LTV Faculty Office, SLU, 040-41 55 47