The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, or Swedish Agricultural University may be a university in Sweden. Although its head office is found in Ultuna, Uppsala, the university has several campuses in several parts of Sweden, the opposite main facilities being Alnarp in Lomma Municipality, Skara, and Umeå.
The university was formed in 1977 by combining three existing separate colleges for medicine , forestry and agriculture, also as some smaller units into one organization so as to enhance the efficiency by sharing resources between departments. At an equivalent time, the Veterinary college and Forestry College were moved from Stockholm to Ultuna, which already was the most campus of the Agricultural College. The locations employed by the 2 relocated colleges are today employed by the Stockholm University.
These universities had an extended history as separate institutions. The Veterinary Institution in Skara was founded in 1775 and was headed by Peter Hernqvist, a student of both Carl von Linné and of Claude Bourgelat, who founded the primary veterinary college in Lyon in 1762. From 1821 a replacement veterinary institution in Stockholm took over the training of veterinarians from Skara. The Institute of Forestry was founded in Stockholm in 1828 to supply education to those that had skilled practical forestry schools, and was made into a university 1915. An agricultural institute was founded in Ultuna in 1848 and in Alnarp in 1862, under the supervision of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture, founded in 1813. These institutes, and therefore the experimental activities conducted by the Academy from 1814, were the idea of the Agricultural College, which was created in 1932.
List of 16 PhD, Postdoctoral and Academic Positions at the University of Agricultural Sciences in SWEDEN: