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World-leading research delivering bioscience discoveries for a changing world
Our research addresses key real-world issues in microbial, plant, animal, food and environmental sciences. We have dynamic programmes of fundamental and multi-disciplinary research supported by national and international funders.
We apply our research, knowledge and technology to make lasting improvements to the environment, economy and society. We do this by making sure our research is relevant to our global stakeholders; from businesses, public and third sector organisations and the general public.
Our research mission
- Achieve food security and improved nutrition
- Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being
- Ensure sustainable production and consumption
- Tackle the causes of climate change and mitigate their impact
Ranked 1st in the UK for research environment. 97% of our research was recognised to be of international quality and 37% of our work considered world-leading.
Research Excellence Framework 2014 (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science)