Animal and Aquacultural Sciences

Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences

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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.


NMBUs rektor, Mari Sundli Tveit og Senterdirektør for Foods of Norway, Margareth Øverland, jubler over avspark for NMBUs første senter for forskningsdrevet innovasjon (SFI).

Successful kick-off for Foods of Norway

Foods of Norway was launched on October 8, the first Centre for Research-based Innovation (SFI) for the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). – I am so happy, so proud, saidMari Sundli Tveit, rector of NMBU.

Animal and Aquacultural Sciences

Ten things you never knew about cats

Many see the cat as slightly mysterious and not easy to understand. It is a very interesting species, with many little known qualities, says Professor Bjarne O. Braastad of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).  

Gi meg tunfisk!

What does the cat say?

Most of us know the sounds that cats make, but the fact that a miaow sends out widely diverging messages according to the part of the sound puss stresses, may be less well known.

Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences (IHA)

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.

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