The University of Lincoln (UoL), established in 1993, was the first UK city centre campus to be built in 25 years. In 2015 UoL was named among the top 10 modern universities by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, more than half (53%) of the University’s research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent and over 90% as internationally recognised.  Within UoL, the Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology (LIAT) was launched in 2015 to support and enhance productivity in the agri-food sectors. The Institute brings together the University’s specialisms in the agri-tech and agri-food sectors, including food manufacturing, agri-robotics, agronomy, water and animal science. It focuses on the development of innovations and technologies to improve efficiency and sustainability, and to reduce waste.  Currently 25% of all the academic staff within the College of Science (including Schools of Life Sciences, Engineering, Food Manufacturing, Computer Science) are actively engaged in industrial agri-food related research.  LIAT is also a significant training provider for the agricultural industry related BASIS short courses for professionals working with soil and water, pesticides, fertilisers and environmental impacts on the sector.  Lincoln International Business School is investing in developing research on rural and regional enterprises and establishing a new economics research group with experts in agricultural and environmental economics. University of Lincoln also works internationally including a significant number of EU FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects and other global projects.

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