Plough­ing new ground

Aberys­t­wyth Univer­sity in Wales is fo­cus­ing on de­vel­op­ing close ties with agri­cul­tural in­sti­tutes in In­dia A WORD OF AD­VICE

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With a stun­ning cam­pus over­look­ing the Cardi­gan Bay on the West coast of Wales, UK, Aberys­t­wyth Univer­sity has a world class In­sti­tute of Bi­o­log­i­cal, En­vi­ron­men­tal and Ru­ral Sciences (IBERS). Fa­mous for its re­search on is­sues such as sus­tain­able land use, cli­mate change and the se­cu­rity of food and wa­ter sup­plies, it is fo­cus­ing on de­vel­op­ing close links with agri­cul­tural and en­vi­ron­men­tal in­sti­tutes in In­dia and col­lab­o­rat­ing on re­search in these ar­eas.

Ac­cord­ing to pro­fes­sor John Grat­tan, pro vicechan­cel­lor, stu­dent ex­pe­ri­ence and in­ter­na­tional, Aberys­t­wyth Univer­sity, the in­sti­tute has agree­ments with many in­sti­tu­tions all over the world. “In line with our in­ter­na­tional strat­egy, we are cur­rently fo­cus­ing on de­vel­op­ing close links with agri­cul­tural and en­vi­ron­men­tal in­sti­tutes in In­dia to share our ex­per­tise and col­lab­o­rate on re­search in Do your re­search. Check which cour­ses are avail­able and find out if they meet your needs (ie would it help you se­cure a bet­ter job, would it en­able you to be­come a re­searcher, a lec­turer, a teacher etc?) Univer­sity web­sites are the quick­est op­tion here. If you are ap­ply­ing for a PhD or an MPhil re­search pro­gramme, then contact the depart­ment be­fore con­struct­ing your re­search pro­posal Check if fund­ing is avail­able these ar­eas.”

IBERS cur­rently has a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing with the In­ter­na­tional Crop Re­search In­sti­tute for Semi Arid Trop­ics (ICRISAT), Na­tional Agri­cul­tural Re­seach Sys­tem (NARS), In­dia.

A re­search project be­ing car­ried out at the depart­ment cur­rently looks at

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