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Our aim is excellence in teaching and research to sustain a healthy supply of food. We study fundamental and applied animal and plant science, agricultural production; economic and environmental sustainability; food manufacturing, processing and consumption; the interaction between food, animal and human health; food safety, and the biotechnological processing of farm products.

The School of Biosciences is proud to be an Athena Swan Bronze Award holder.

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Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that the University of Nottingham delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.



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The outcomes of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework have been announced. Across the Schools of Biosciences and Veterinary Medicine and Science, 97% of work was judged to be of international quality and 37% of work was assessed as world-leading (4-star). We are proud to have the top ranked research environment within Unit of Assessment 6 (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science). 



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Professor Zoe Wilson co-organises UK-Vietnam food security workshop

Professor Zoe Wilson co-organises UK-Vietnam food security workshop

Professor Zoe Wilson, Dr Sean Mayes and Prof Nguyen Thi Lang organised a UK-Vietnam British Council Researcher Link Workshop in Can Tho, Mekong Delta, 15-17 September.

Perfecting the Pipers crisp

When Pipers Crisps — one of Britain's best-known crisp brands — wanted to understand more about the science behind their premium products and processes they turned to food experts at the University of Nottingham.

Honorary degree for plant pioneer

World leading botanist and pioneer of plant cell research, Professor Edward Cocking has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Nottingham in recognition of his achievements in the field of botanical research.

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