May 18, 2022

 

Roslin: National assessment highlights research excellence of Royal School of Veterinary Studies

 

 

In a joint submission to the latest UK Research Excellence Framework exercise, research at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies (R(D)SVS), of which the Roslin Institute is a part, and Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) has been ranked number one in the UK for agriculture, food and veterinary sciences by combining Times Higher Education's ratings for each institution, Roslin announced.

 

The judgement, based on the quality and breadth of research, maintains the R(D)SVS and SRUC's position as the strongest provider in these subject areas. The institutions' research environment was classified to be completely world leading or internationally excellent for agriculture, food and veterinary sciences research.

 

The finding reflects an outstanding environment in terms of quality, equipment and culture underpinning a fertile, exciting research base.

 

The Vet School and SRUC submission was also assessed as being completely world leading or internationally excellent in terms of the impact its research work has on wider society.

 

"This excellent result reflects the talent and commitment of all who contribute to creating and upholding a world-class, creative, collaborative research environment," said Professor David Argyle, head of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and acting head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. "I am incredibly grateful to everyone involved in enabling us to maintain our leading position in research in agriculture, food and veterinary sciences."

 

"Our strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework exercise recognises the quality and breadth of Roslin's research and the impact it has for wider society," said Professor Bruce Whitelaw, director of the Roslin Institute. "It also reflects the strength and relevance of our partnerships with academic and industrial collaborators, which we will continue to apply to challenges such as preparing for future pandemics, tackling the cause and effects of climate change, and ensuring data science is working for the good of societies."

 

- The Roslin Institute

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