Celebrating our heritage, embracing the future.
Harper Adams owes its existence to the generosity of our benefactor, Thomas Harper Adams, who bequeathed his estate 'for the purpose of teaching practical and theoretical agriculture'. These days we are the leading specialist university in not just agriculture but food production, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business. The tradition of philanthropy continues today, and allows us to provide the best possible experience for all of our students, from enhanced campus facilities to supporting individual students.
The university's Development Trust (a registered charity) works with our industry partners, alumni and other benefactors who give generously to support the next generation of students. The Trust's main focus is upon: