Hide menu

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.

jn

“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).

Centre of Excellence in Animal Welfare Science


Gunilla Pravitz 2011-03-28



full of life at kalas

Kalas 2016Thousands of students are making a pilgrimage to the Saab Arena for “Kalas”, Sweden’s largest event for new students.

 

acting in a tv hit

Simon Alzén in Narcos. Photo: privateHis exchange year in South America turned out to be quite different from what LiU student Simon Alzén had expected. He can be seen this autumn in the American hit series “Narcos”.

 

farewell liu

Farewell Ceremony 2016, audience

Excitement about the future – and a celebration right now. That was the mood at this year’s Farewell Ceremony for Linköping University’s international master’s students.

 

the deported liu student

Sofie AbrahamsonSofie Abrahamson, lecturer at the Department of Culture and Communication, has involved herself in the case of Syed Latif, who was deported after getting a job through the wrong channels.

 

academic ceremony

Commencement CeremonyThis year’s Commencement Ceremony in the De Geer Hall combined stately ritual with serious partying. 

 

with an eye for the tiger

Rebecka Le MoineMaster’s student Rebecka Le Moine is in India right now to study tigers on behalf of the World Wide Fund for Nature.

 

unesco prize

Anders Jidesjö

Anders Jidesjö, Department of Thematic Studies, is research coordinator for the Kunskapslänken national programme, which has been nominated for a UNESCO-Japan prize for sustainable development.

 

engineering dreams pick up speed

Race carA lot of takeout and evenings were consumed before this year’s race car was ready for the prestigious track at Silverstone.

 

international day

Asian doll

iDay 2016 in Colloseum was a worldly experience with food and culture from 15 countries.

 

prizes raining

Joakim Wren2016 Environmental Engineering Profile of the Year. Winner of the 2015 Skapa prize in Östergötland. And winner of the 2016 Nordic Cleantech Open as well as a desirable spot on the list of the 33 hottest new technology companies.


Page manager: anna.nilsen@liu.se
Last updated: 2016-09-14