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Why Harper?

    As the population grows, so do our demands on the planet. Managing this resource has never been so important.

    Since it was founded in 1901, Harper has been designed to meet this challenge. Set on a 635 hectare farm, we are the leading specialist university tackling the future development of our planet's food production, processing, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business.

    A black female student wearing glasses and a white lab coat, sitting in one of the science laboratories. Two other students can be seen in the background, but they are out of focus.

    Part Laboratory

    With everything from molecular diagnostics laboratories to food processing facilities at your disposal, you'll be well equipped to experiment.

    Part Farm

    There are 635 hectares of farm land to work with here, so testing your theory in the field is more than a possibility. It's a reality.

    Part Invention Hub

    From crop-spraying drones to life-saving technology, we don't just dream up new ideas and innovations here. We build them.

    Part Think Tank

    Our research brings together staff and students to tackle the biggest problems that our planet faces today.

    Part Industry

    With a placement as part of every course, and a £4M Innovation Centre built by Saputo Dairy UK on campus, you won't just learn about industry. You'll be a part of it.

    All Harper

    Learn more about university life at Harper Adams.

    98.8% graduate employment (Graduate Outcomes)

    Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold

    Winner for Job Prospects 2020 - Whatuni Student Choice Awards

    Silver for Student Support 2020 - Whatuni Student Choice Awards

    800 students living on campus

    Joint first for student satisfaction in England (NSS2019)

    £525,000 awarded in student scholarships by the university's Development Trust in 2019/20

    UK's Best Modern University (The Times Good University Guide 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020)

    Modern university of the year (The Times Good University Guide 2020)

    Read more about life at Harper Adams University

    A Proud History

    Read the history of Harper Adams, from modern times, back to when Thomas Harper Adams bequeated his estate in 1892.

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