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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 MSP, Iain Gray and Oliver Mundell MSP 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.

Rhoda Grant MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour

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.

Iain GrayMSP for East Lothian, Scottish Labour

[…] 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

Oliver MundellMSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Part

** 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. **

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Debate: Scotland as a science nation

Scottish Parliament celebrates gender equality work

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