About the School
An overview of the School of Food Science and Nutrition
The School of Food Science and Nutrition has always been a leader in the teaching of Food Science and related subjects - indeed, it is the oldest such school in the country. It has built up a reputation over more than fifty years as one of the world's leading institutions in this area of study.
Here at the School we have a strong, cutting-edge, research culture based on the application of fundamental scientific principles to address issues of food quality, something of ongoing concern to consumers, government and industry. Our culture of research-led teaching gives students access to all our academic staff, including leading international experts.
The School itself is recognised for this strong research expertise. In the RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) no similar school in the UK can match our performance over 3 cycles of review. We win significant funding each year. We continue to collaborate with major food producers and other academic institutions - a sign of both the high quality research we undertake, and the relevance of our degrees for the need of today's food industry.
Despite the economic difficulties of the last few years, the School has performed well in all areas and has expanded significantly, which is recognition of the strategic importance of food-health issues in society. For staff and students alike, the relatively small size of our School makes for a friendly atmosphere, and we pride ourselves on our strong staff-student relationships.
Major Investment in the SchoolThe School is seeking 2 new Chair appointments, a Professor of Obesity and a Professor of Lipid Biophysics
The posts are part of the continued expansion of the School, which is renowned for its research quality and the academic rigour of its courses.