Aberystwyth University

Plant breeding and genetics for economic, environmental and educational benefit


The University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences is a world leader in plant breeding and genetics, successfully developing new varieties of grasses and crops that give farmers a greater yield while also reducing greenhouse gases. The Institute’s interdisciplinary approach and close industrial links enables students to combine practical and theoretical skills, thereby helping to produce the next generation of plant breeders and crop scientists in the UK.