Global and Sustainable Production

Approaches to animal production that go beyond the individual animal level are becoming increasingly important. Solutions to problems in animal production can only be found by taking into account the many interrelationships between the production sector and the socio-economic environment.

Specialisation in a nutshell

The specialisation Global and Sustainable Production combines knowledge from different disciplines (such as animal sciences, economics and social sciences) to study the development of sustainable animal systems across the world. The aim is to guarantee sufficient food supply for mankind in a responsible way, without compromising culture and the environment.

This specialisation has three study tracks:

- Animal Production Systems (APS)

- Aquaculture and Fisheries (AFI)

- Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology (QVE)

Thesis and internships

A thesis or internship project for the specialisation Global and Sustainable Production is conducted at the APS, AFI or QVE chair group and results in a scientific report and a presentation. A thesis project usually links up with ongoing research at one of these research groups or is conducted in cooperation with commercial or (non-)governmental organisations. At the websites of the different chair groups, you can find more information about research topics.

APS chair group

QVE chair group