The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has made its first official site visit to Heriot-Watt University since the funding council was established in 1965. NERC representatives met with University research leaders, early career researchers and toured a range of facilities at the Edinburgh campus.
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the UK's main agency for funding and managing world-class research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences with the visit demonstrating Heriot-Watt's increasing growth and reputation in the field of geoscience research.
Heriot-Watt's Chief Scientist, Professor John Underhill said: "NERC's visit to Heriot-Watt is recognition of the rapid and successful build in our geoscience capability over the past five years. It is now self-evident that Heriot-Watt's highly respected and rapidly expanding research profile in life, earth, marine and environmental sciences is firmly on the Research Council's radar."