It is with great pleasure that we announce that our Director, Professor Ian Givens has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Helsinki. The announcement from Helsinki noted that Professor Ian’s involvement for 2 years project Dairy Products with Reduced Saturated Fatty Acids , and a number of other research projects in collaboration with Helsinki University had very much contributed to understanding how food and health quality especially of livestock products can be influenced and improved during primary production. This is very much in the research area of the awarding faculty.