The primary focus of the NOVA Nordic School of Agroecology/Ecological Agriculture is to be responsible for the development and content of:

  • A Nordic agroecology educational programme (MSc., PhD)
  • A Nordic agroecology research and development programme
  • Linking the three activities education, research and change in society

A University without boundaries
The NOVA University Network – The Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University – was founded in 1995 as a “university without walls” to increase the cooperation among the Nordic agricultural universities. Thus the NOVA University Network is a platform for efficient and innovative Nordic cooperation, exploring new ways to forge a networking university without boundaries. There are seven Nordic universities attached to NOVA. From these five are core members of the Nordic School of Agroecology/Ecological Agriculture:

Norwegian University of Life Sciences, UMB – Norway

The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, KVL – Denmark

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU – Sweden

University of Helsinki, HU – Finland

Agricultural College of Hvanneyri, LBH – Iceland


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: [email protected]