For doctoral students and supervisors at the LTV faculty

Last changed: 30 June 2020

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 Research 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

PLG0050 Introductory course for PhD students, 1.5 credits. Autumn every year. Contact: Anna Maria Palsdottir

Introductory day for PhD students. Every year, next time 9 March 2021. Contact: Åsa Lankinen 

PLG0045 Ethics and philosophy of science, 4.5 credits. In autumn every year. Contact: Maria Ernfors 

PLG0049 How to write and publish a scientific paper, 3.0 credits. 29 October - 5 March, six meetings. Contact: Kristina Karlsson Green no later than 1 September.

PLG0046 Popular science communication, 3.0 credits. Every second year, next time 2022. Contact: Kristina Karlsson Green 

PLS0064 Basic Statistics, 4.0 credits. In spring every year, this spring it is 26 April -12 May 2021. Deadline for application 9 April. Contact: Adam Flöhr

PLS0067 Statistical metods - an overview, 4.5 credits. In January - February each year, next time January 2022. Contact: Jan-Eric Englund

PLG0044 Treatment of data in qualitative inquiry, 4.5 credits. Contact: Elisabeth von Essen

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

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, Apply for course

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



Subject courses at the LTV faculty

PLS0062 Analytical and quantitative, PCLS course, 3 credits. Contact: Björn Bohman

PLS0030 Analytical methods in chemical ecology, 6 credits. Every second year, next time 2-12 August 2021. Contact: Björn Bohman

PLS0073 Common Microscopy Methods in Biological Research, 3 credits. One week in November or December 2021, course date not yet decided. Contact: Salla Marttila

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

PLS0069 Plant protection biology to meet the UN's sustaniable development goals, 7 credits. Every second year, next time 2022. Contact: Erik Alexandersson

PLS0070 Research Methods: Nature, Space, Belonging, 5 credits.  Spring 2021. Contact: Max Ritts

PLS0079 Researching (urban) Landscape Governance & Management, 5 credits. 22 April - 29 April. Contact: Thomas Randrup no later than 7 April.

Combined master/PhD courses

PLS0078 Advanced Landscape Theory, 15 credits. Autumn 2021. Contact: Maria Kylin

PLS0046 Applied plant biotechnology, 7.5 (15) credits Autumn every year, next time 2021. Contact: Li-Hua Zhu

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

PLG0051 Popular scientific presentation with focus on sustainable development, 1.5 credits. 21 January-17 February 2021. Contact: Thomas Prade


Individual courses at the LTV faculty

Introduction paper, 10 credits

Individual subject course, variable - max 15 credits

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

Conferences, 3 credits

Updated April 2020 LM

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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