Internationally renowned aquaculture expertise
Aquaculture is the fastest growing agriculture sector in the world and the global industry is valued at just under £100bn (2012 statistic). This value has consistently grown in terms of volume, increasing at an average of 8% annually in the last 20 years. By 2020 the industry value is expected to increase to over £130bn.
The Institute of Aquaculture at Stirling University is the top-rated aquaculture research and training department in the UK, a leading international centre in their field, and in the top 150 of World University Rankings of schools of agriculture.
Also found at the university is the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre which aims to transform the relationship between the aquaculture industry and research communities by connecting people and providing funding to universities who deliver applied solutions to industry challenges. Combined with the research element, Stirling University produces graduates to support the sector with Degrees in Aquaculture and Post Graduate courses in Aquatic veterinary studies, aquatic food security, sustainable aquaculture and aquatic pathobiology.
Combining the size of the aquaculture market with the world class aquaculture research and innovation facilities on our doorstep and placing that alongside Stirling’s existing business infrastructure attributes, means that Stirling can offer a genuinely compelling proposition to companies within the aquaculture sector who wish to innovate and pioneer new technology for the sector.
If you are a business operating in any of the areas below then having on the spot access to Stirling’s internationally renowned aquaculture expertise can give you a distinct advantage.