NMBU focuses on interdisciplinary research and study programmes that generate innovations in food, health, environmental protection, climate and sustainable use of natural resources. NMBU has approximately 5,200 students, 1,700 staff members and 64 study programmes. NMBU also hosts The Livestock Production Research Centre (SHF), which is Norway’s largest educational and research facility for fundamental and innovative animal research as well as practical solutions for sustainable and profitable livestock farming. SHF’s specific focus is in the areas of ‘livestock farming, nutrition, genetics, animal health and welfare, and the impact of domestic animals on the environment’. In 2018, NMBU was ranked 15th in a ranking of the world’s best universities in agriculture and forestry. (QS ranking 2018).