Sir John Boyd Orr

100 Years of Science

For over 100 years The Rowett Institute has influenced the food we put on our plates, from the introduction of milk in schools and keeping the nation fed during World War Two to breakthroughs in human and animal nutrition. Today it continues to play a leading role in the UK’s research capability in nutrition and its research outputs provide evidence for policy development and support innovation for the food and drink industry.


Celebrating our Centenary

To mark the Rowett Institute's Centenary a series of events were planned in the first half of 2013. These included an exciting programme of events at the University of Aberdeen's May Festival and presence at the Edinburgh International Science Festival and Royal Highland Show.

Artist's impression of the new building

The Future

In 2016 the Rowett Institute moved to a state-of-the-art new building on the Foresterhill health campus in Aberdeen. The move will enable scientists to be housed together in modern purpose-designed facilities close to other health research facilities and ensure the Institute remains at the forefront of world class research in health and nutrition.