A joined up and supportive community
The Easter Bush Campus acts as a hub of activity bringing together partners and other stakeholders within the region and beyond.
The Roslin Institute is a world class research centre and undertakes basic and translational science to tackle some of the most pressing issues in animal health and welfare, their implications for human health and for the role of animals in the food chain.
In 2007, The Roslin Institute merged with the University of Edinburgh to become the research arm of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. In 2011, the Institute moved into a new £60.6 million building on the Easter Bush Campus.
Besides the obvious benefits of placing the School in immediately proximity to its training hospitals, the move permits it to train many more veterinary professionals and support new ways of learning through the development of new teaching areas and resources.
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has six campuses and delivers education, research and consultancy services in support of agriculture and the rural sector.
The main SRUC research is based at The Roslin Institute and its themes are:
The SRUC employs over 100 researchers and has around £20 million in annual research income.
The University of Edinburgh is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 50 universities. In 2015, the University was ranked 21st in the world in the QS World University Rankings. It is a member of both the Russell Group, and the League of European Research Universities.
Funded by UK Government, and with an annual budget of £509 million (2014 - 2015), the BBSRC support research and training in universities and strategically funded institutes.
The Roslin Institute receives strategic funding from the BBSRC for its research that underpins key sectors of the UK economy such as agriculture, bioenergy, biotechnology, food and drink and pharmaceuticals.
Science, technology and innovation are essential in increasing competitiveness and improving Scotland's economic performance in today's knowledge-based economy.
They are key drivers of Scotland's future economic success and quality of life and an important part of developing robust, evidence based policy across all of the Government's responsibilities.
The role of the Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland is to provide strong leadership on science in the Scottish Government; to further enhance Scotland's reputation as a science nation and to provide independent advice on science.
Midlothian Council is a committed partner in the development of the Easter Bush Campus. The collective vision of an Easter Bush Campus is strongly supported by strong local partnership with Midlothian Council through the formation of the Easter Bush Development Board (EBDB).
The overall Masterplan has been approved and supported by the local Council and the Campus represents a strong part of the economic recovery plan for the local area.
The Council itself has an Animal Bioscience Sector Action Plan and has commissioned the Bush Framework Masterplan, in recognition of the need for a Campus Hub within the overall Campus.
This is a two-way partnership and Easer Bush have supported the Council's £1.5 million bid to Government for local road infrastructure.
Together with the Moredun Research Institute, located on the nearby Pentlands Science Park, these institutes form the Easter Bush Research Consortium (EBRC) which is one of the largest animal health research groups in the world working on the biology of companion and production animals with over 800 active scientists housed in state-of-the art facilities.
The EBRC undertakes basic and translational science to tackle pressing issues in animal genetics and genomics, development, health and welfare and their implications for human health.
Roslin Technologies Ltd offers one of the world’s largest investment opportunities in research projects aimed at improving animal health and increasing agricultural productivity.
The University of Edinburgh has partnered with private equity advisor JB Equity, who are raising an initial £15 million to support the venture.
Roslin Technologies will offer opportunities for investors looking to capitalise on the growing demand for food and agricultural products.
“The co-location of Roslin Technologies in the new Roslin Innovation Centre, currently under construction on the Easter Bush Campus, will provide unprecedented opportunities for researchers to access business and commercialisation expertise as well as funding.”Hugh Edmiston, Director of Corporate Services at the University of Edinburgh