Welcome to SRUC, Scotland's Rural College

Welcome to the research portal for SRUC, Scotland's Rural College

SRUC is currently on a transformational journey as we move towards becoming a unique, market-led and mission diverse 21st Century rural university, driving the future needs of a dynamic, innovative and competitive rural sector in Scotland, and working with our collaborators and partners worldwide to solve the biggest global agrifood challenges.

Our researchers already carry out strategic and applied research on global and local food security issues, and actively support the translation of research results into practice. Our research ethos is strongly collaborative, and we have a long history of industrial, NGO and academic partnerships locally and internationally. As well as having longstanding disciplinary strengths in several key areas, we actively promote interdisciplinary research, especially linking natural and social sciences. We have a particular interest in research that helps inform policy, with Scottish and UK Government rural affairs and environment departments and the EU as key research clients.

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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Scotland's Rural College

Organisational unit: College