Teaching and training have always been a major part of NRI's work. On average, NRI staff make some 500 working visits a year to around 80 countries, disseminating and collecting information on many aspects of the sustainable development of natural resources. This constantly-updated field experience feeds into NRI's postgraduate teaching and research programmes, and into its professional development courses, making them even more relevant and topical.
When NRI became part of the University of Greenwich in 1996, we had the opportunity to develop a portfolio of taught courses but we also offer a series of stand-alone short courses, for people wishing to undertake continuing professional development, or just wanting to learn about a new subject or area of study. Many of the short courses carry a University validation, and, as such, can be used to acquire a portfolio towards an academic qualification.
We offer short courses for people who wish to undertake continuing professional development, or to learn about a new subject or area of study. Our staff have many years experience working with the commercial sector both within the UK and overseas. We are particularly well known internationally for our work on quality assurance systems, and for fundamental research to improve handling of fresh and processed products. NRI is an approved training and examination centre for The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
See the Agriculture and Food Sciences introductory video here.
Solutions for the food industry
We undertake research, consultancy and training to support food security, sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing countries. The Natural Resources Institute also offers short courses for people in the food and drinks industry wishing to undertake continuing professional development.Download transcript