Be a part of research program at Royal Agriculture University

20th Dec 2023

The Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, UK recognising the new eating trends and the increased awareness of climate change has decided to further research on the effective and extensive use of global farmland. The university has been the recipient of £ 2.2 million donation from the John Oldacre Foundation to build on its already generous support for research at the university.

Research on Agriculture & Food Security

RAU carried out the soybean research as the crop is now being incorporated into meat products and helps reduce the red meat consumption thus providing environmental and dietary benefits. Harvesting Soya in the UK would help improve consumer understanding of this crop whilst reducing food miles and can be a profitable and viable crop for farmers. The crops are designed to have lower reliance on fertilisers and reducing production costs.

Dr Nicola Cannon, Principal Lecturer in Agronomy and supervisor to the soybean research said “It is an honour that the Foundation has chosen to build on its already generous support for research at the RAU. It means we can increase our focus on studies that offer benefits to farmers, the environment and the public by improving the carbon footprint of agriculture and reducing input costs”.

Why Royal Agricultural University?

  • A recent donation of £2.2 million from the John Oldacre Foundation will continue to support ground-breaking PhD research projects at RAU
  • Personal approach with the students at all levels of studies in a home-free-home environment
  • 84% of RAU students feel part of a learning community as per NSS
  • An active student union offering a range of activities, societies, clubs and social events to engage in
  • Every course is designed to provide the tools, mindset and networks students will need to enter world of work.
  • Shaping future industry leaders by providing each student with opportunities to develop the skills and expertise needed to enter the employment market
  • The university prides itself on its strong links with industry
  • 93% of RAU graduates are in employment or further study after six months (HESA data)
  • The award-winning Enterprise Programme supports students in setting up their own business in an inspiring and supportive environment.

Just a short drive from Oxford and Bristol, RAU is a close-knit community of 1,200 students and staff that has been at the forefront of agricultural education for over 170 years. RAU was the first agricultural institution in the English-speaking world.

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