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Partners & Collaborators

Bangor has one of the UK’s largest concentrations of state and private sector organisations working in the rural environment. It is the location of the headquarters of the Countryside Council for Wales, as well as the regional offices of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Welsh Water and the Environment Agency.


The School is involved in Envision, a Doctoral Training Programme that brings together a powerful group of UK researchers with 44 industry and NGO partners to provide a new generation of environmental scientists with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to take on the challenges of a changing world. Funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), it brings together the Universities of Lancaster (as lead), Nottingham and Bangor, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the British Geological Survey and Rothamsted Research. The initiative also involves large multinationals, a large number of SMEs and international research centres. Students will benefit from: broad research themes, access to leading world experts, close ties with business, relevant work experience and leadership training. Envision will recruit 12 PhD students per year for the next five years - starting from October 2014.

Joint award Ph.D programme

A strong feature of our programmes is that the school offers a joint award Ph.D programme with a research and higher education institute based in Costa Rica - CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center), for students from the European Union or countries linked with CATIE. This programme gives the opportunity to study topics ranging from agroforestry, forestry, conservation and natural resource management in Central and Latin America.  

We have excellent links with these and other organisations including the Forestry Commission, Natural England, the Snowdonia National Park Authority, the Department for International Development and the Society for Conservation Biology. Some of these organisations contribute to teaching; others provide placements for our sandwich degree students or fund research activity within the School.

The Annual Gareth Edwards-Jones Lecture Series

To generate a lasting legacy of the teaching and research aspirations and achievements of Professor Gareth Edwards-Jones, we run an annual lecture series on Sustainable Agriculture.

Dual award research degrees

By special arrangement, we can establish dual award research degrees with universities and institutes outside of the United Kingdom.  

Our staff work with a wide range of partners, from local organisations through to UK, European and international institutions.


Current and recent collaborators include: