Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)*

About Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)*

SRUC (Scotland's Rural College) is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.

SRUC is a widely respected higher education / research institute dedicated to producing specialist research, delivering high quality education and providing comprehensive consultancy services in the rural sector within the UK and beyond. An organisation unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe; we aim to lead the way in innovation and sustainable development in the agriculture and rural sectors at local, national and international levels.

A cornerstone of SRUC is our internationally respected research, which seeks to address the major challenges of growing global demand for food, climate change and dwindling natural resources. Drawing on this foundation of cutting edge research, much of SRUC’s emphasis is on knowledge transfer and exchange.

A large part of the business is devoted to the education of over 8000 students, and by combining high quality relevant courses and excellence in teaching and support we are able to offer our students the opportunity to progress in their studies from access level right up to PhD.

Working closely with both education and research SAC Consulting is a division of SRUC which delivers leading edge advice and consultancy to over 12,000 clients in Scotland and the North of England. Our consultancy services for farm and rural business include diversification, crops, livestock, business management, food and drink and veterinary services.

We have approximately 1400 members of staff working in over 50 locations across Scotland, and the organisation’s annual turnover is around £78m.

Our Ambitions

  • Develop within SRUC academic resources which have national impact and global influence.
  • Become a global leader in land-based research and consultancy services.
  • Operate as a sustainable, well-resourced organisation with exemplary environmental credentials and real ownership amongst students, staff and stakeholders.
  • Build on our assets and, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

SRUC: Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education and Consultancy

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046

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