There's a healthy research environment at Harper Adams, producing some exciting ideas
and advances for the land-based sector. Our cutting-edge research is wide-ranging and has a
positive and practical impact on rural industries and communities, both at home and abroad.
We achieved outstanding results in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, far higher than
any other comparable University in our sector of education.
We are also the only specialist institution in the sector able to award its own degrees by
research. In 2006, we were granted Research Degree Awarding Powers by the Privy Council.
This means we validate our own research awards, including doctorates, and that our
research process and culture and the quality of the research student experience, is at least
equivalent to other UK universities.