Student Events

ISAE particularly welcomes students at its congresses. To enable students to gain as much as possible from participating in the congress, both scientifically and personally, we organise a series of student events in collaboration with the ISAE Student Representatives. 

You are also encouraged to follow the facebook site for ISAE Student Members: . This is used by the Student Representatives to communicate with the students about events throughout the year, including the ISAE’2023.

Student Welcome Reception

Join other students during the welcome reception to see old friends, meet new ones, and also gain professional development tips from your ISAE Student Representatives. The welcome reception is hosted by Bergen city on Monday 5th August at 19:00-20:00h. The event will be held in Håkonshallen hall in the old castle, not far from the congress hotel. After the official ceremony, the students will gather downstairs in the cellar rooms. Here they will get canapees and wine and meet to mix & mingle.

Eating with Ethologists

Students and faculty/scientists who pre-registered for this event prior to Congress have been matched based on similar interests for an informal, small group networking lunch on Thursday 8th August from 12:30-13:30h. During the lunch you are welcome to discuss scientific topics, research plans, career goals, position openings at the university/organization, etc. Registration prior to Congress is required. This event is held in Room Dræggen 1 and a neighboring part of the lunch restaurant.

Lunch Table Discussions

This event is open to all attendees of the Congress on Friday 9th August from 12:00-13:00h. Lunch tables in Room Dræggen 1 and a neighboring part of the lunch restaurant will be labeled with specific topics to facilitate discussions amongst attendees.

The topics will be:

  1. Communicating research to producers and the general public
  2. Cognition and emotion
  3. How do we translate and implement research into industry practices?
  4. Technology and welfare
  5. Social behaviour
  6. Human-animal interactions
  7. On-farm welfare assessment
  8. Why do we eat what we eat, and how can research change people’s attitudes towards animals?
  9. Welfare education
  10. Play behaviour
  11. Veterinarian assessment of welfare
  12. During the time of the research reproducibility crisis, what are some solutions and future steps
  13. Wildlife welfare, and compassionate conservation - How do we navigate collaboration with different scientific disciplines to advance our understanding of animal welfare and perform effective, efficient research?
  14. Welfare policy
  15. Abnormal behaviour