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Animal science in the agenda in Copenhagen

Scientists from more than 40 countries will be coming to the international congress about animal science, EAAP 2014, in Copenhagen in August. Aarhus University is organising the big event in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and the Knowledge Centre for Agriculture.

[Translate to English:] Forskere fra hele verden kommer til København for at blive opdateret på den seneste viden inden for husdyrforskning. Foto: Jesper Rais

At the end of the summer scientists, advisors and others with interest in animal science will be coming to Denmark from all over the world to attend EAAP 2014 – the 65th annual  European congress for animal science. Copenhagen is the host city of the large event which scientists from Aarhus University are organising in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen and the Knowledge Centre for Agriculture.


- The congress is a unique opportunity for industry and scientists to meet and acquire new knowledge as well as to exchange experiences within animal science, says the rector of Aarhus University Brian Bech Nielsen.


The congress will be held in Copenhagen 25-29 August 2014. The main theme of the congress is ”Quality and sustainability in animal production” and includes topics such as resource efficiency, sustainability, animal welfare, , agro-ecology and  product quality. The programme contains various disciplines regarding farm animals such as genetics, nutrition, management, health, welfare and physiology for cattle, pigs, horses, sheep, goats and fur animals.


Besides lectures and  posters presented by leading scientists from around the world there will also be  workshops with presentations and  discussions of new research in the area of sustainability and responsible animal production. There will also be a focus on international research collaboration and knowledge exchange towards  innovation.  


The organisers are expecting approximately 900 delegates from more than 40 countries.


Read more about and register for  EAAP 2014 here.


For more information please contact Associate professor Vivi Hunnicke Nielsen, DCA – Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, e-mail: ViviH.Nielsen@agrsci.dk, telephone: +45 8715 7912, mobile: +45 2219 1351