Seminar - Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare

The seminar of the Animal Welfare Division takes place on Thursday afternoons (16:00) whole year round on a bi-weekly schedule. Seminars are held in the lecture hall of the Anatomy Building on the Vetsuisse Campus (Längassstrasse 120, 1st Floor).

See schedule here.

Annual Events

Walks &Talks

The Walks & Talks provides a retreat for PhD students and early postdocs to give presentations related to their research followed by walks in the countryside. The event is specifically geared to encourage discussion of ideas, problems, and potential solutions in an informal environment, with the support of experienced group leaders and an internationally renowned invited scientist. The Walks & Talks are held annually during the spring term with the location changing each year. They are open to all students of applied ethology and animal welfare (PhD or postdoc) from institutions within Switzerland.

PhD Symposium

The symposium is an annual event that is organized by PhD students of applied ethology. Following two introductory keynote lectures, students have the opportunity to give brief presentations of problems, questions or findings related to their own research. Presentations are interspersed by plenary discussions with the keynote speakers. The symposium is aimed towards MSc students, PhD students and young postdocs and is held in English.