Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

FERA

Strategic Science Partner

In 2015, the Government announced a £14.5 million investment in the Food and Environment Research Agency. This is through a joint venture with Capita and Newcastle University.  

Within the arrangement, we are the strategic science partner. We run the research part of the new organisation.

Our role with FERA underpinned the creation of our Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation. This aimed at advancing the understanding and application of science to practical agri-food problems.