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Scotland’s top scientist hails launch of ‘super institute’

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By building on the excellent track records of its predecessors, The James Hutton Institute has the capacity to provide world-class research

Scotland’s top scientist has said the new James Hutton Institute can help maintain Scotland’s world-leading position in the areas of food security, land use and climate change.

In a message on the eve of the launch of the new research ‘super institute’ Professor Anne Glover, the Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland, said: “By building on the excellent track records of its predecessors, The James Hutton Institute has the capacity to provide world-class research into how we can make the best use of our natural resources.

“Scientists at the new Institute are well placed to make a global impact in issues such as food security, changes in land use and impacts of climate change. They will also have a strengthened role in supporting Scotland’s rural economy and food and drink sectors. The James Hutton Institute will help maintain Scotland’s world-leading science base in these key areas.”

The James Hutton Institute brings together the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute in Aberdeen and Scotland’s world-renowned centre for crop research, SCRI, which is based at Invergowrie near Dundee. The organisation will employ more than 600 scientists, researchers and support staff.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.