July 22, 2013

Aberystwyth University unveils £35m agri-research plan

Aberystwyth University has unveiled ambitious plans to redevelop its agriculture research facilities into a £35m innovation centre. Its Gogerddan campus outside of the town is to become the Aberystwyth Innovation and Diffusion Campus (Aidc).

A £14.5m grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) includes £2.5m for research into improving upland farming. The money is part of UK government science plans to boost food security.