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 NMBU organises a world congress on applied animal behaviour and welfare

NMBU organises a world congress on applied animal behaviour and welfare

This summer, BIOVIT/IHA’s Research group Ethology and Animal Environment will organise a world congress on behaviour and welfare of farm animals in Bergen – in collaboration with NMBU/VETMED, Animalia, NIBIO, The Veterinary Institute (VI) and the Marine Research Institute (HI).

Millions in new funding to combat salmon mortality and sustainability issues in food production

Millions in new funding to combat salmon mortality and sustainability issues in food production

NMBU has received 20 million NOK in funding for two spin-off projects for Foods of Norway: one on salmon health and one on the sustainability of novel feeds.

Joining forces to increase food security

Joining forces to increase food security

With one foot in industry and the other in academia, PhD student Ana Cruz is taking our insights into yeast as an animal feedstuff one step forward.

From Indian oil to green fish feed in Norway

From Indian oil to green fish feed in Norway

Working for a big oil company in India, engineer Sandeep Sharma longed for a more sustainable career-path. Three years later he is defending his PhD-thesis at NMBU with ground-breaking results on novel fish feed derived from seaweed and spruce trees.

Kelp breeding – Norway`s next salmon adventure?

Kelp breeding – Norway`s next salmon adventure?

The sugar kelp is a «super-organism» that can be used in animal feed and a wide range of other important products. Still, genetic improvement is required to make cultivation more profitable. A new spin-off from Foods of Norway aims to make this happen. 

A Digital Fishing Trip

A Digital Fishing Trip

Four Norwegian research projects develop artificial (marine) intelligence. Their results will change how you view a fish.

Extreme mutation – what happens then?

Extreme mutation – what happens then?

About 100 million years ago, the mother of all salmonid fish underwent a doubling of all its genetic material and ever since then it has had double sets of genes. How has this affected the ability of salmonids to evolve new adaptations?

It matters who your mother is, even for fish

It matters who your mother is, even for fish

Tilapia has become a top seafood staple on many dinner tables worldwide. New research shows the Tilapia-industry can produce more of the finest cuts by paying closer attention to maternal breeding factors.

Centre for fish research

Centre for fish research

The centre for fish research is a modern centre for small scale fish experiments. The centre  has specially adapted facilities for feed research, RAS technology (recycling of water for aquaculture) and the use of isotopes as a tracking method in fish. The centre also has an isolated quarantine station for emergency preparedness.

Successful kick-off for Foods of Norway

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.

NMBU wins 2016 Education Quality Award

NMBU wins 2016 Education Quality Award

Yesterday NMBU and the Department of Plant Sciences was presented with the prestigious 2016 Education Quality Award by Minister of Education Torbjørn Røe Isaksen, for its work on educating agroecologists.