Members of the Scottish Parliament praise Roslin
Strong contributions of the Roslin Institute to the rural economy and gender balance were praised during a debate.
Members of the Scottish Parliament Rhoda Grant, Iain Gray and Oliver Mundell praised the Roslin Institute during a debate on Scotland as a Science Nation.
The Roslin Institute's impact is felt on a local, national and international level through its work in advancing knowledge to prevent and treat important veterinary diseases and develop sustainable farm animal production systems.
The Institute holds a gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of its efforts to promote gender equality and address challenges for women in science.
I cannot speak about women in science and technology without mentioning the women into science and engineering — WISE — campaign for gender equality in science, technology and engineering. The University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute has championed that cause and is working to achieve a better gender balance in STEM.
The Roslin institute is a good example to look at in addressing the gender balance issue because it is also the only research institution in Scotland with a gold award in the Athena SWAN programme.
[…] research, like the work that is done at the Moredun Research Institute and Roslin institute, makes a significant contribution to rural Scotland and our rural economy. It shows the value and practical advantage of retaining and developing world-leading expertise here in Scotland.
** The Roslin Institute receives strategic investment funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and it is part of the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. **