Food security is a major research priority for each of our institutions. Under-investment in training in the disciplines that underpin food security is now widely recognised with a number of niche skills identified as being of particular concern. Our proposal brings together universities with established track records across the entire breadth of food security, to focus on training scientists to be able to respond to the complex and important challenges of supporting the economically, socially and environmentally sustainable production of quality food with the maximum benefit for human health.
Our partnership is specifically designed to give the focused training that is required for a step change in food security research. We firmly believe that the breadth of disciplines encompassed within food security, from agricultural systems to diet and health, will offer the Doctoral Training Partnership students a broad base of bioscience training that will equip them with the skills they need to pursue a variety of effective careers as bioscientists.
Our partnership builds on our strong track records of collaboration and working with each other closely. Each of the partners has an extensive record of high quality doctoral training and international excellence in food security research. The partnership is uniquely well placed to deliver the food security research leaders of the future.