New Centre of Excellence in Animal Welfare Science
Linköping University has received a grant for another Centre of Excellence. Via support from Formas, LiU and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) the funding will provide a new centre for animal welfare research.
“We’ll work to develop methods for measuring positive emotional states in animals and study how early stress influences the an animal’s life” says Per Jensen, Professor of Ecology at LiU and the main applicant alongside professor Linda Keeling from SLU.
The new Centre of Excellence in Animal Welfare Science will strengthen research collaboration between LiU and SLU, which has been going on for years. New knowledge will be gathered here on behaviour, physiology, genetics, veterinary medicine and animal health care. The centre is also expected to strengthen Sweden’s role in European animal policy through various forms of expert assistance.
The Swedish Research Council Formas has contributed a five-year grant of SEK 5m (€555,000) for the new centre.
Operations started at the beginning of the year, and some 30 graduate students and researchers are employed. Three of the seven projects are connected with LiU. Besides Jensen, there is Uno Wennergren, Professor of Theoretical Biology, and Jordi Altimiras, lecturer at the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (IFM).
Graduates of the international master’s programmes at LiU said goodbye to their teachers, classmates and their time as students at the Farewell Ceremony on 11 June.
Exploring Kåkenhus Building among the water channels of the basement, a new boule pitch and the locked-up tower on the roof.
Sunday dress rehearsal: 180 people in Kårallen. With his farewell concert Fine on 10 May, Director Musices Hans Lundgren took his last bow after 35 years at LiU.
IDay took place on 25 April at Linköping University. International students showed everyone the beauties of their countries and celebrated cultural diversity.
Easter traditions differ from country to country. All have their own way of celebrating. An exclusive Swedish tradition is birch twigs decorated with coloured feathers.
Last year they took their bicycles and set course for Nepal. The aim was to support a home for vulnerable girls. Now they are back in Sweden (with a little less beard).
MSc students Maria Olsson and Lina Larsson are developing better and more environmentally friendly menstrual protection for women in developing countries.
In a new gas turbine simulator in the A Building, students can see how an interference affects flow immediately.
The right job and the right student. The new student association BrandVisors wants to facilitate contacts between students and companies.
Ida Nordström, senior high school teacher in training, has taken part in a new exchange with Singapore.
Mattias Bergbom would actually have been satisfied with any job in the IT sector. But he ended up in the film industry, in Hollywood, with an Oscar for Visual Effects.
Anna Asratian, master’s student in Experimental and Medical Biosciences, has been awarded a service medal from the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Four LiU students made a documentary on the porters of Kilimanjaro and the climate change.
Last updated: 2014-06-13