Postgraduate Research Admissions
Feeding the world’s growing population well - while protecting the natural systems on which we all depend - is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity.
Over a third of the global population is affected by one or more forms of malnutrition – be that hunger, obesity or micronutrient deficiency.
With the world population expected to reach 11 billion by the end of this century, and demands on natural systems and resources at an all-time high, it is essential that we find new ways to feed the growing population without destroying the planet.
Achieving sustainable, healthy diets underpins many of the Sustainable Development Goals – especially those concerned with hunger, poverty, health, gender equality, responsible consumption and production, and climate action.
The University of Edinburgh and our partners already make significant contributions to tackling these challenges at national and global levels. The joint submission from the University and SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) to the Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science Unit of the last Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) ranked top in the UK for research power.
Our Global Academies bring people together from across the University and partner institutions to work on complex global challenges like these - through interdisciplinary research, teaching and engagement.