Scotland's Rural College

Scotland's Rural College

Animal Science and Veterinary Ranking

United Kingdom Established: 2012 Scholars: 15
Top Scientists Overview

Top scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all top researchers from the Animal Science and Veterinary discipline and affiliated with Scotland's Rural College. There are a total of 15 researchers included with 12 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the h-index values for top scientists in Scotland's Rural College is 466 with a mean value for the h-index of 31.07. The total sum of publications for top scientists in Scotland's Rural College is 1,272 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 84.80.

Overview

Scotland's Rural College

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) is a private research university located in Scotland, United Kingdom. It was established in 2012 through the merger of the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) with Barony, Elmwood, and Oatridge Colleges. The university is recognized for its contributions in the fields of agriculture and life sciences.

Scotland's Rural College Key Statistics

SRUC is composed of six campuses. It has three faculty hubs in North, Central, and South West Scotland. Specialist subject areas include biological sciences, forestry and engineering, animal and equine, horticulture and landscaping, and agriculture.

The undergraduate and graduate degree programs at Scotland’s Rural College are grouped into six main departments: sports and tourism, environment and countryside, agriculture and business management, engineering, animal and equine, science and technology, and horticulture and landscape.

There are 5,000 students enrolled across six campuses and a total of 1,300 staff all over the U.K. The Aberdeen campus is located in Craibstone Estate while the Ayr campus is shared with the University of the West of Scotland students. The Barony campus can be found in Dumfries and Galloway. The King’s Buildings campus is based on the south side of Edinburgh. SRUC’s Elmwood campus is located in Cupar. Lastly, its Oatridge campus is set on a large estate in West Lothian.

SRUC facilities include a rural policy center, which focuses on research and knowledge exchange work in rural policy and dairy research and innovation center, which focuses on the development, implementation, and giving out of information for sustainable breeding and management systems for dairy cows.

Due to its close proximity and links with Edinburgh University, sports facilities of all campuses are run by the Edinburgh Students’ Union (EUSA). Facilities include the Centre for Sports Exercise (CSE) and playing fields.

Other Scotland's Rural College key statistics worth mentioning are its notable alumni, which include Alex Ferguson, presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament, and Roisin McLaren, spokesperson of the Socialist party.

Scotland's Rural College Research

The institution’s researchers work locally and internationally to address some of the world’s important challenges. SRUC’s top three fields of research are biology, environmental science, and agriculture.

Their research works have been featured in major scholarly conferences such as BIBM: Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, ICIC: International Conference on Intelligent Computing, and RA: Robotics and Applications.

The most cited articles from SRUC include Dobbie et al.'s (1999) “Nitrous oxide emissions from intensive agricultural systems: Variations between crops and seasons, key driving variables, and mean emission factors,” published in the Journal of Geophysical Research with 953 citations, “Improving intercropping: a synthesis of research in agronomy, plant physiology and ecology” by Brooker et al. (2015) published in the New Phytologist, which received 581 citations, and “Controlling crop diseases using induced resistance: challenges for the future” by Walters et al.'s (2013) was published in the Journal of Experimental Botany and received 512 citations.

Scotland's Rural College research consulting division, SAC consulting, works with over 12,000 clients in both rural and associated industries. It has 26 offices based in Scotland and in the north of England, and eight veterinary surveillance centers. SRUC’s research division has six research centers, as well as eight farms for research and educational purposes.
World
National
Scholar
H-index
Citations
Publications
43 World 4 National Alistair Lawrence

Alistair Lawrence

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 62 Citations 9,943 173
246 World 22 National Mike Coffey

Mike Coffey

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 39 Citations 5,787 123
256 World 23 National Richard J. Dewhurst

Richard J. Dewhurst

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 38 Citations 6,745 110
298 World 28 National Rainer Roehe

Rainer Roehe

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 35 Citations 4,836 107
368 World 35 National Michael R. Hutchings

Michael R. Hutchings

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 32 Citations 4,106 79
464 World 41 National George J. Gunn

George J. Gunn

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 30 Citations 4,305 94
563 World 48 National Georgios Banos

Georgios Banos

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 29 Citations 3,725 133
626 World 54 National Bert J. Tolkamp

Bert J. Tolkamp

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 28 Citations 3,167 59
835 World 72 National Simon P. Turner

Simon P. Turner

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 26 Citations 2,695 66
841 World 73 National Marie J. Haskell

Marie J. Haskell

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 26 Citations 2,518 89
893 World 79 National Françoise Wemelsfelder

Françoise Wemelsfelder

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 25 Citations 2,128 37
973 World 85 National Jos G. M. Houdijk

Jos G. M. Houdijk

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 25 Citations 2,574 55
1051 World 88 National Eileen Wall

Eileen Wall

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 24 Citations 2,583 52
1140 World 92 National Alistair W. Stott

Alistair W. Stott

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 24 Citations 1,897 58
1207 World 97 National Richard B. D’Eath

Richard B. D’Eath

Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
H-index 23 Citations 2,133 37

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

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