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The James Hutton Institute launched on 1st April 2011. Read about the work of the Institute and watch the video introduction on the website www.hutton.ac.uk.

MLURI logoThe Macaulay Land Use Research Institute and the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) united on April 1st, 2011, strengthening Scotland's rural-environmental research capacity in the fields of food, land use and climate change and further enhancing our international competitiveness.

SCRI logoBoth SCRI and the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute have international reputations for excellence, and together we will be able to strengthen our ability to undertake research of global importance. The new Institute will demonstrate a multi-disciplinary and efficient model of research. This increase in effectiveness will strengthen funding relationships, bring commercial opportunities and deliver wider economical, environmental and social benefits.

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Chief Operating Officer appointed

Dr Karen Shaw has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of The James Hutton Institute. Currently working at the University of Manchester as Head of the University Research Office, Dr Shaw will take up her post at the end of January 2011.

The role of the Chief Operating Officer is to initiate, develop, lead and promote the efficient and effective delivery of operational, administrative and governance arrangements for The James Hutton Institute, and to provide strategic planning advice to the CEO and the executive management team.

Name Chosen for New Institute

The new “super research institute” to be formed from SCRI, the crop research centre in Invergowrie, and Aberdeen’s Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, is to be named in honour of the Scottish Enlightenment science pioneer, James Hutton.

The James Hutton Institute will bring together existing Scottish expertise in crop research, soils and land-use, and will make a major contribution to the study of key global issues, such as food and energy security, biodiversity, and how climate change will affect the way we use land and grow crops.

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Role of Chief Operating Officer advertised

The Chief Operating and Planning Officer will initiate, develop, lead and promote the efficient and effective delivery of operational, administrative and governance arrangements for the New Institute, and provide strategic planning advice to the CEO and the executive management team.

More information and details of how to apply are available at www.odgersberndtson.co.uk.

New Institute board members

Members from the current SCRI and MLURI boards recently selected by Ray Perman, Chairman of the New Institute, to sit on the New Institute board have been announced.

From SCRI:

  • David Boxer
  • Sandy Morrison
  • Wilson Sibbett
  • Allan Stevenson

From MLURI:

  • Julia Brown
  • Brian Clark
  • Laura Meagher
  • Alan Werritty

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Chief Executive named for Scotland’s new research institute

A leading Scots scientist - currently working in Australia - has been named as the Chief Executive designate to lead Scotland's new, crop, food and land use research organisation. The new institute will be formed from the merger of the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (MLURI) in Aberdeen and SCRI, Scotland’s leading crop research centre based at Invergowrie in Perth and Kinross.

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Hunt begins for scientist to lead Scots ‘Super Institute’

The hunt has begun for a world-leading scientist to fill the role of Chief Executive Officer at the new scientific research institute.

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Chair of New Research Institute Announced

The Chairmen of Governing Boards of the Macaulay Land Use and the Scottish Crop Research Institutes announced on 23 March the appointment of Ray Perman as the Chair of the new scientific research institute.

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Moredun to be affiliated to New Institute

The plan for SCRI and the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute to form a new ‘super-institute’ has been further boosted by news that the Moredun Research Institute is likely to become an “affiliate” of the new organisation.

Science Institutes Join Forces

The Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) and the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute have agreed in principle to unite, strengthening Scotland's rural-environmental research capacity and further enhancing their international competitiveness.

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Updated: 12 Aug 2014, Content by: RB