The Rowett Institute plays a major role in the UK research capability in nutrition and human health and through the years has also made a significant impact on animal health and nutrition.
Much of the current research is sponsored by the Scottish Government and aims to address the big issues of our time, including food inequalities, food security and obesity, as well as the sustainable development of Scotland's food industry. Major programmes of food-related research are also funded by the EU.
As part of the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition the Institute has strengthened its ability to thrive as a global leader in nutrition research. Nothing demonstrates this more clearly than the new, state-of-the art Rowett building, which is situated on the University’s main Health Campus at Foresterhill. The 10,000m2 building includes a clinical investigation unit, a metabolic research facility and a body composition suite. Together with an in-house residential suite, the superb Human Nutrition Unit puts the Institute at the forefront of the ability to validate health benefits through effective human studies and new product formulation.