From the food we eat to the environment in which we live, we promote excellence in research and teaching relating to food, agriculture, rural environments, the countryside, and the rural economy.
Our research extends across the spectrum of:
We bring together 60 academic staff across a wide range of disciplines within the natural and social sciences.
We house internationally renowned research groups including the Centre for Rural Economy and Nafferton Ecological Farming Group.
Our researchers are also involved in the University's Societal Challenge Theme research institutes: the Institute for Sustainability, Institute for Ageing and the Institute for Social Renewal).