Mission: An institution that is closely related to the needs of the rural economy and industries reliant upon the rural economy, with a specific commitment to sustainable agriculture, re-establishing connections between food producers and consumers, knowledge transfer to support the rural economy and the international dimension of environmental and food chain sustainability. The development of national and international markets for students from a wide range of backgrounds wishing to specialise in rural subjects, with associated course and pedagogic developments. A learning environment and promotion of a student culture that enhance personal development and employability. Strong industry links that add business relevance to the University's role in higher education and encourage lifelong learning. A central role for the University in generating and promoting innovation in the application of science and technological advances within the global agri-food chain and the wider rural sector.
Vision: To achieve our mission and vision we will continue to employ a set of core values to underpin our work, and which will shape our future planning and policy developments, namely: The development of intellectual and professional skills to enable individuals to realise their full personal, social and academic potential and to participate in lifelong learning. A commitment to building partnerships with industry, the professions and the community to promote the transfer of knowledge. A commitment to extend the boundaries of knowledge and understanding by conducting strategic and applied research. The provision of support for the personal, academic and professional development of all members of the University community. The development of the University's estate and educational resources to improve our learning environment. The delivery of planning systems and a framework for governance and management that will provide a sustainable financial foundation for the work of the University. An ethical approach to all activities in which the University and its staff are engaged, with special reference to the production of food and management of the environment.
The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.
The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.
We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.
These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.
This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.