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With world-class facilities and experts, the University of Reading can make your food future a reality.

We can provide you with technical services, research partners, scientific facilities, and access to our experts and highly skilled graduates to take your food business to the next level.


Help us train tomorrow's food industry talent

Professional placements are a very important consideration for our students: being able to work in a commercial food environment and gain valuable experience allows them to graduate with the skills and experience they need to prosper. By extension, by accepting placement students in your business, you will receive an enthusiastic, curious and fully briefed employee. The world-leading reputation of our graduates is enhanced by this industrial training.

Contact us if you're interested in partnering in a placement programme

Help us continue our world-leading research

Our research is recognised internationally for its outstanding quality and the tangible impact it brings to society and industry. We achieve real progress in food and nutritional sciences through working in partnership with stakeholders to generate benefit for science, business and the population's health. Working with us, your business safeguards a healthy future for this industry and society as a whole.

Get in touch to support our ongoing research

Industrial expertise from the Food Centre

We are a world-leading authority on the science of food, and we are eager to work with business to create a safer, healthier future. Your business could benefit from our experience – we offer consulting services and strategic advice for the food industry.

Learn about our Food Centre

Read our industrial partnerships case studies (PDF, 1.01 MB)


Our research

Reading has a long-standing reputation for the quality of its research in food science. 95% of our research is of international standing (Research Excellence Framework 2021, combining 4*, 3* and 2* submissions – Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences).


Meet the team

Our expert staff engage in research that tackles key global challenges. They tailor their teaching to reflect the latest trends and technologies. 


Our facilities

We have a large range of specialist food teaching facilities, including a pilot plant, our Flavour Centre, and the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition. 
Athena SWAN Silver Award