Rural Futures Hub

The Rural Futures Hub, based at Aberystwyth University, brings together diverse expertise across natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to address future challenges facing rural areas in Wales, the UK and globally. The Hub aims to set new agendas for rural research, contributing to the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of rural communities and landscapes.

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Inspired by its setting in the rural environment of Mid Wales, the Rural Futures Hub will contribute to understanding local and broader countryside issues. Bringing together academics, policy makers, industrial and community partners and utilising the excellent research resources of Aberystwyth University to work towards addressing a number of Global Grand Challenges, as represented through the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The RFH will focus on 5 key rural themes including: Community, Connectivity, Environment, Health and Wellbeing and Rural Enterprise.

Community shop in Blaenplwyf

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