AGROASIS – Nordic Agroecology University Network

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Welcome to AGROASIS

AGROASIS is a cooperation between individual scientists and teachers from the agricultural universities in the Nordic countries. The aim is to unite the resources and knowledge of the different universities and thereby creating an education in agroecology that can compete with the very best in the world.

The primary focus of AGROASIS is to be responsible for the development of:

  • A Nordic agroecology educational program (MSc, PhD)
  • A Nordic agroecology research and development program
  • Linking the three activities “Education”, “Research” and “Change
     in society”

AGROASIS consists of the four Nordic universities; University of Copenhagen, KU (Denmark), The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU (Sweden), Norwegian University of Life Sciences, UMB (Norway) and University of Helsinki, HU (Finland).

What is agroecology?
Agroecology is when ecological science is applied to design and manage sustainable agricultural ecosystems. It means having a holistic view at agriculture and agricultural development with a focus on organic principles/ecosystem perspectives and human values/dimensions, the link between various practices and theory. It also means that ecological systems are linked to socioeconomics and culture to sustain agricultural production, farming and environmental health. 

Learning by doing
The teaching philosophy within AGROASIS is that you have to actually take part in the action to learn things properly. All the programs and courses are therefore largely based on practical tasks. 



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This website is only a front site for the AGROASIS community portal.

Our community portal is full of information about our community, teachers, courses and important deadlines. Also, you will find a selection of our digital learning resources available to students and others.

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AGROASIS Nordic Agroecology University Network:
Contact information: Associate Professor Geir Lieblein, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Department of Plant and environmental Sciences, Agroecology Group, P.O. Box 5003, N-1432 Ås, Phone: +47 64 96 56 44, Fax: +47 64 94 78 02, E-mail: