For doctoral students and supervisors at the LTV faculty

Last changed: 05 June 2019

Page for doctoral students, supervisors and course leaders for PhD courses at the LTV faculty. Links to rules, procedures and forms are collected on this page.

 The LTV Faculty's procedures for doctoral education (pdf, 2016-11-28)

More information for course organizers and about courses is found on the web page for the Graduate School at the Faculty.

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Doctoral student or supervisor

Portal pages on the staff web:  portal for doctoral student and supervisors with useful information.

Forms are available on the university form's page.

If you are a doctoral student, it may be good to know your rights and responsibilities. The PhD Student Council can help you find answers to some of your questions and it is a part of ASK, which is the Students' union.

If you are a supervisor it may be good to know the supervisor's responsibilities and requirements.

Basic courses at the LTV faculty

PLG0039 Introductory course for PhD students, 1.5 credits. Week 41. Contact: Anna Maria Palsdottir

Introductory day for PhD students. Week 10, one day. Contact: Åsa Lankinen

PLG0045 Ethics and philosophy of science, 4.5 credits. In autumn every year. Contact: Georg Carlsson or Fredrika Mårtensson

PLG0049 How to write and publish a scientific paper, 3.0 credits. Week 42-week 7, six meetings. Contact: Kristina Karlsson Green

PLG0028 Popular science communication, 3.0 credits. Every second year, march-April 2020, five meetings. Contact: Åsa Lankinen

PLS0064 Basic Statistics, 4.0 credits. Week 19-21. Contact: Jan-Eric Englund

PLG0042 Treatment of data - quantitative material, 4.5 credits. Week 4-6. Contact: Jan-Eric Englund

PLG0044 Treatment of data in qualitative inquiry, 4.5 credits. Jan-June, meeting 4 occasions with 3 days each. Contact: Fredrika Mårtensson

POG0059 Teaching in higher education, 4.5 credits. Several times and locations per year, more information see link.

POG0076 Information retrieval and methods for scientific communication, distance course, 3.0 credits. Twice per year; Oct-Nov and March-May, 20% pace. Contact: Camilla Söderquist with application to:

POG0077 Leading organisations, projects and processes, 3.0 credits. Sep-Nov, three meetings. Given in Uppsala, possible to follow as a distance course. Contact: Lotta Jäderlund, application through

POG0079 Cross-disciplinary perspectives, 2.0 credits. Distance and in Uppsala, Oct-Nov, three meetings. Contact: Carin Martiin, application through


 Overview table basic courses

 Schedule revised May 2019 B Sandskär

Subject courses at the LTV faculty

PLS0062 Analytical and quantitative GC-MS, PCLS course, see below how to apply, 3 credits, 26-30 Aug 2019. Contact: Göran Birgersson

PLS0030 Analytical methods in chemical ecology, 6 credits. Every second year, 5-16 Aug 2019. Contact: Göran Birgersson

PLS0065 Biometrical methods for analysing plant breeding trial data in the omics era, 3 credits. 18-22 Nov 2019. Contact: Rodomiro Ortiz or Therese Bengtsson

PLS0066 Criticality beyond disciplinarily, 4 credits. 1 Sep- 1 Nov 2019. Contact:

PNS0183 Justice theory lab, 7.5 credits. (Dep. of Urban and Rural Development, Uppsala). 1 Nov -6 Dec 2019. Contact: Burcu Yigit Turan

PLS0047 Occupational health and safety in agriculture and horticulture, 1.5 credits. 24-26 Sep 2019. Contact: Christina Lunner Kolstrup

PLS0038 Insect chemical ecology, 7.5 credits. Every third year, June 2021. Contact: Paul Becher

PLS0060 Plant protection biology, 7 credits. Every second year, Aug 2020. Contact: Erik Alexandersson

Combined master/PhD courses

PLS0046 Applied plant biotechnology, 7.5 (15) credits, 02 Sep-31 Oct 2019. Contact: Li-Hua Zhu

PLG0048 Landscape theory in landscape architectural and landscape planning practice in a multiple-generational/cultural society, 10(15) credits, Nov 2019-Jan 2020. Contact: Anna Jakobsson


Overview table subject courses

Individual courses at the LTV faculty

For all individual courses the main supervisor will be the course leader.

Introductory paper, 10 credits

Literature course, variable - max 15 credits

Seminar series, 3 credits (Seminar series in Horticum is currently given, course leader: Helle Turesson)

Conferences, 3 credits

Updated June 2019 BS

Doctoral education subjects

Doctoral education subjects at the LTV Faculty for PhD students admitted after Jan 1, 2016 (decided by the LTV Faculty Board 2015-11-04, 2015-12-16 and 2017-08-30)

1. Agricultural Science with the possibility of one of the following specializations: Work Science, Building Technology, Business Administration, Product Quality, Plant Breeding, Crop Production, Plant Protection Biology.

2. Horticulture Science with the possibility of one of the following specializations: Work Science, Business Administration, Product Quality, Plant Breeding, Crop Production, Plant Protection Biology.

3. Landscape Architecture with the possibility of one of the following specializations: Landscape Analysis, Landscape Planning, Environmental Psychology, Vegetation and Management

4. Biology with the possibility of one of the following specializations: Chemical Ecology, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Breeding, Plant Protection Biology.

5. Technology with the possibility of one of the following specializations: Work Science, Building Technology, Crop Production

Read more about doctoral education subjects at SLU.


Chair person of the doctoral education committee (FUN-LTV): Åsa Lankinen (vice dean for doctoral education) Phone: 040-41 5367. 

Faculty directors of doctoral education:
Helene Larsson Jönsson, Department of Biosystems and Technology,  Phone: 040-415370. Responsible for doctoral education subjects in Science and Technology.

Åsa Klintborg Ahlklo, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management. Phone: 040-415421. Responsible for doctoral education subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Administrator at the faculty office: Lotta Malmborg, LTV faculty office, Box 55, 230 53 Alnarp, phone: 040-41 50 25 Secretary of the doctoral education committee (FUN-LTV).

Kristine Kilså, Coordinating Director of Studies, phone 040-41 50 31

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