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SRUC Wins 2017 Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education
SRUC has won the prestigious 2017 Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. Part of the British Honours system, the Prize is the highest accolade open to any UK educational institution. It recognises outstanding contribution to scientific excellence, impact and innovation.
The submission for the Prize was built around dairy genetics. Established in the early 1970s, the ‘Langhill’ project is the world’s largest and longest running cattle breeding study. Our contribution to the British dairy industry as a result of this work has been estimated at £408 million.
The project, which is based at the Crichton dairy research farm in Dumfries, has benefited significantly for many years from the support of the Scottish Government through grant funding from the Environment, Agriculture and Food Strategic Research Programme (SRP). SRUC is a Main Research Provider (MRP) to this Programme. In addition, the Agricultural and Horticultural Levy Board (AHDB) is a significant supporter, having proved finance and encouragement for the work since its inception.
You can learn more about the Prize and the Langhill study by watching this new video.