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Hartpury University tops the chart

Hartpury has been named as the no.1 specialist STEM university for local growth and regeneration.

That's according to the second publication of Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) results released by Research England. The KEF has placed Hartpury in the highest possible band for Local Growth and Regeneration.

The KEF celebrates the breadth of how English universities serve the economy and society, for the benefit of the public, business and communities.

The institution has also improved on its 2021 performance in the Working with Business and Working with the Public and Third Sector categories.

Hartpury's strong performance underlines the university's far-reaching, real-world impact that transforms lives and impacts the local and national economy through knowledge exchange activities.

Improvements in the Working with Business category have been bolstered by the launch of the £2 million Tech Box Park at Hartpury, part of a ten-year strategic vision to provide a world-class hub for agricultural facilities, education and research.

Professor Andy Collop, vice-chancellor, principal and CEO of Hartpury, said: "We're proud to have been rated number one specialist STEM university by Research England in the Local Growth and Regeneration category of the new Knowledge Exchange Framework.

"We take our commitment to the local economy, community and environment very seriously, and realise the role we can play through our extensive research and specialist knowledge exchange across the industries we serve.

"Through partnering with businesses and other organisations, Hartpury staff and students can use their expertise within our modern and commercially relevant facilities, to solve complex challenges and deliver economic and social benefits. We look forward to working with our partners and making sure our region is a great place to live, study, work and play."

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