Doctoral education (NJ faculty)

Last changed: 12 March 2020

Here you can find information about the organization and procedures of doctoral education at the NJ-faculty. You will also find contact information to persons who can give advise and support.

The Faculty Board has the overall responsibility for the scientific quality of doctoral education and that the education is carried out in accordance with approved guidelines. The Faculty Board has delegated a number of issues and decisions related to doctoral education  to the Doctoral Education Committee (Fun-NJ), the Vice Deen for Doctoral Education and in some cases to the head of department, please read more under "Who decides what" below.

For rules, guidelines, forms etc, please see the staff web or:

Fun-NJ meetings

Please see the Swedish version.

Who decides what?

Faculty Board
  • Doctoral education subjects
  • Research Schools
Doctoral Education Committee
  • Genereal syllabus for third-cycle programmes
  • Steering committees for Research Schools
  • Coordinators for Research Schools
  • Course Syllabuses (when not arranged by a research school)
Chair of Doctoral Education Committee (Vice Dean, Doctoral Education)
  • Admission
  • Change of supervisors
  • Crediting of courses (completed before admission)
  • Public defence
  • Request for change to new guidelines and/or new doctoral education subjects
Head of Department
  • Course syllabus (when courses doesn't receive compensation from the faculty or research school)

For more detailed information, please see the Swedish version.

Contact persons at the departments

Department Contactperson
Aquatic resources Erik Petersson
Ecology Erik Öckinger
Economics Gordana Manevska Tasevska
Energy and Technology Åke Nordberg
Molecular Sciences Monika Johansson
Soil and Environment Elisabet Lewan
Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden Johanna Wallsten
Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology Anders Dahlberg
Urban and Rural Development Ann Grubbström
Aquatic Sciences and Assessment Brendan McKie
Plant Biology Christina Dixelius
Crop Production Ecology Robert Glinwood

Dissertation calendar

Find a suitable date for the public defense in the calendar for public defence (NJ-faculty)

Information on prolongation

Different tasks (for example teaching or union work) will make the doctoral student entitled to prolongation of the doctoral study time, please see guidlines for Extension for doctoral students holding elected positions.

If you have any questions about these issues at departmental level, contact your contact person for doctoral education at your department or your head of department.

For information on prolongation at central SLU-level, please contact Lotta Hansson.

Do you need someone to talk to?

Sometimes you need to talk to someone who is not situated at your department. You can allways contact the doctoral student ombudsman (counsellor) or länshälsan for health related issues.


Eva Andersson Björkman
Faculty Programme Director
Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, SLU, +46 18-67 16 72, +46 72-530 37 73

Charlotta Eriksson
Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, SLU
, +46 730 49 48 81

Faculty Director of Studies

Elisabet Lewan, Senior Lecturer
Department of Soil and Environment, 018-672629

Faculty Director of Studies

Petra Fransson, Researcher
Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology/Division of Forest Microbiology, 018-671864

Vice Dean, Doctoral Education

Torleif HärdJohan Meijer, +46 18 673321

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