The research education programme works for a high quality in the PhD-education with a view to attracting competent students. We aim to do this by developing relevant and attractive courses and through effective, competent and inspiring supervision. Animal Science works in a problem-oriented way through disciplinary as well as interdisciplinary cooperation.
The research education Animal Science from Aarhus University programme focuses on the future international dimension of the research education.
The research education programme covers three thematic areas:
- Animal health
- Animal welfare
- Animal nutrition
The scientific core areas of Animal Science are nutrition, microbial gut ecology, different aspects of physiology, ethology, immunology, disease mechanisms and disease prevention as well as management and decision support in livestock farming.
Further, the research comprises animal models for studying nutrient turnover and utilization, disease complexes and reproduction of importance to human nutrition and health.
Across the thematic areas Animal Science has a strong focus on organic livestock production. Further SOAR - an interinstitutional and international network for PhD-courses and projects in organic agriculture is hosted by the Department of Animal Science.
Programme StructureResearch facilities available
- Surgery rooms
- Intensive care facilities including respiration chamber (small animals) laboratory
- Laboratory animal facility
- Infection barn facility
- Fur animal facility
- Poultry facilities
- Swine facilities
- Cattle facilities and Kvægbrugets ForsøgsCenter (KFC)
- Horse facilities
- Organic livestock facility
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Personal information
- Curriculum Vitae
- Academic background
- Financing - indicate sources and amounts of possible financial support, if any. Also, please see the "Financing and prospective supervisors" section above.
- Plan of study
- Project description for open calls (½-4 pages) - describe your ideas and research plans for your project.
Living costs for Aarhus
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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