Animal and Aquacultural Sciences

We contribute to the food production of the future through both basic and applied research. Our field of expertise covers traditional farm animals on land as well as those that live in water, i.e. our domesticated animals and farmed fish.


The Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences is responsible for these study programmes:


Many companion dogs are bred for a life with genetic defects and illnesses due to breed standards not compatible with a functional exterior.
Imported soya is used as one of the major protein sources in diets for pigs. But now pigs will become more environmentally friendly.
NMBU-led project receives millions of Norwegian kroner in funding for salmon research that will contribute to green change.

More from the institute

The FeedMileage project

The research project aims to increase the efficiency of Norwegian farm animal production by advanced nutritional and genetic methods.


GenoSysFat - Integrating genomics and system biology to improve the capacity for synthesis, transport, and filet deposition of EPA/DHA in salmon

About us

Introtekst om instituttet

Our Department represents the traditional animal husbandry fields of breeding, nutrition and ethology. Within these fields, our expertise encompasses areas such as feed technology and metabolism, quantitative and molecular genetics, and the quality of products made from eggs, milk, and meat.

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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Phone +47 67 23 00 00

Fax +47 64 96 50 01


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