The world faces significant challenges, from food security to climate change. At SRUC, we have a vital role in responding to these challenges and creating opportunities.

Our researchers work locally and internationally to better understand and to transform the world around us.

Working with industry and policy makers, our staff and students design, develop and deliver real-world change to benefit the global natural economy. 

SRUC research in numbers

We have research activities across Scotland:

  • 6 campuses

  • 7 research farms

  • 8 disease surveillance centres

Challenge Centres

Our Challenge Centres will tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues and produce research that influences industry, policy, communities and society.

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Research activities

We have a very broad spectrum of research activities from animal behaviour, genetics and epidemiology to soils, agricultural systems and environmental factors.

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Facilities & capabilities

SRUC has several research centres across Scotland, working on a vast variety of topics.

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Research services

Our work addresses health and productivity in animals, animal welfare and crops, promotes low carbon farming and increases farm output through efficiency and innovation.

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Vet & laboratory services

Our leading experts provide support to clients in areas animal disease, diagnosis and surveillance.

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SAC Consulting

Our consultants in 25 offices across Scotland and northern England turn research into advice and advantage for business and public sector alike.

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