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    As our population grows, so do our demands on the planet.

    Without enterprising and impactful research, these demands could leave the world – and all its inhabitants – at breaking point. 

    At Harper Adams, we confront these global crises with confidence and purpose. We recognise that no single individual or organisation can solve the world’s sustainability issues alone; which is why we harness the full expertise of all departments, our combined disciplines and global collaborations through our research. We leave no stone unturned.

    Our unwavering commitment to exceptional education and research is crucial for supporting the specialist sectors we serve. Only through our combined efforts, can we hope to nurture the talent and evidence-based ideas needed for a global sustainable future. 


    Our Centres of Impact & Collaboration

    For the past fifty years, impactful research and innovation have been at the core of Harper Adams’ mission. This is why the Research Excellence Framework continues to internationally recognise the quality of our work. You can explore our recent rankings here.

    Our Research Centres, epitomise our mission for collaboration – bringing together devoted staff, state-of-the-art facilities, academic scholars and industry experts across all disciplines and departments. Through these centres, we will continue to make the difference.

    Our centres and groups are*:

    • Centre for Crop and Environmental Science
      • Crop Science Group
      • Nematology Group
      • Plant Pathology Group
      • Soil and Water Science Group
      • Entomology Group
    • Animal Science Research Centre
      • Dairy, Heifer and Calf Group
      • Animal Welfare and Behaviour
      • Pig, Poultry and Aquatic Group
      • Beef and Sheep Group
      • Companion Animal Health Sciences Research Group
      • Institute for Sustainable Livestock Health and Welfare
    • Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics
    • Rural Resilience Research Group
    • Agri-Tech Research Centre
    • Centre for Evidence-Based Agriculture
    • The Sustainable Agri-Food Systems Group

    *Unlinked Research Centre pages launching in Summer 2023.


    Our Future Farm also provides focus to realise a pathway to Net Zero within wider sustainability parameters and is supported by four cross cutting groups to advise on applied interventions which can be exemplified for our teaching, research and knowledge exchange activity

    • Environmentally Sustainable Farm (ES) - Productivity
    • ES - Farm Land and Soil
    • ES - Farm Energy and Water
    • ES - Farm Data

    In the event of concern around any of the research taking place at Harper Adams please refer to our whistleblowing procedure.

    We expect our researchers to follow Fair Attribution Guidelines for Technical Support


    Harper Adams University Statement on Research involving Animals

    Find out more about our use of Animals within research and our commitment to the Concordat on Openness


    Access and Benefit-sharing

    Individual academics and researchers at Harper Adams University have a legal obligation to comply with the Nagoya Protocol.



    For information on research integrity, or in the event of concern around any of the research taking place at Harper Adams please contact:


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