Newcastle University has always focused on both academic excellence and the impact of their academic work. The university has academic expertise across all three N8 AgriFood themes with a number of specialist centres and facilities.
The Centre for Rural Economy is dedicated to understanding and developing the socioeconomics and policy drivers underpinning rural enterprise both nationally and internationally.
Commercial farm platforms at Nafferton and Cockle Park provide the opportunity for applied agricultural research in integrated livestock and crop production, including soil health, precision engineering and bioenergy research programmes.
Cross faculty food, nutrition and health programmes span primary production, produce quality (NU Food), consumer social research and policy and dietary intervention and clinical studies (Human Nutrition Research Centre)