Scotland’s Rural College

SRUC (formed by the merger of Scottish Agricultural College and Oatridge, Elmwood and Barony Colleges on 1st October 2012) is a specialist research, advisory and teaching institution that supports global agriculture and rural development. It is Scotland’s only land-based Higher Education Institution.

SRUC has six campuses spread across Scotland - Aberdeen, Ayr, Oatridge, Elmwood, Barony and Edinburgh and has a student population of around 1500, working with international partners in over 40 countries.

SRUC’s position as a Centre of Excellence has gained international recognition in the industries involved in food, land and the environmental sectors and all aspects of the rural economy. Courses offered range from vocational skills training to professional development.

SRUC’s courses prepare students for the future. 95% of graduate are in employment or further study within 6 months. In fact, many companies approach SRUC first when seeking new employees.

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