About us

Last changed: 14 November 2023

The research environment currently consists of about 100 people engaging in one or more of our three research themes.

Steering group: Prof. Linda Keeling (SLU), Prof. Per Jensen (LiU), Prof. Harry Blokhuis (SLU)

Our six goals aiming to improve animal welfare:

  • To provide a dynamic scientific forum for discussion on issues relevant to animal welfare research.
  • To promote cooperative efforts by joining different competences and so create synergy effects
  • To produce high quality peer reviewed publications within the area of animal welfare science and disseminate these research results to a wider audience.
  • To provide a supportive environment for students and young researchers to develop their career within the area of animal welfare
  • To support stakeholders to safeguard and improve animal welfare by providing knowledge and information
  • To enhance Sweden's reputation as a leading nation in animal welfare


Centre of Excellence in Animal Welfare Science

E-mail: AWScience@slu.se
Telephone: 018-671622