Division of Animal Welfare
Länggassstrasse 120
3012 Bern

Project Leader

Prof. Dr. Hanno Würbel

Phone number: +41 31 631 253 0 

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Project Staff

Dr. Bernhard Völkl

Phone number: +41 31 631 223 0

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Dr. Janja Novak

Phone number: +41 31 631 242 8 

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Institute presentation

The Division of Animal Welfare is affiliated with the Veterinary Public Health Institute at the Vetsuisse Faculty of the University of Bern. It covers animal behaviour and animal welfare in teaching, research and services. Our aim is to generate, verify and disseminate objective scientific knowledge to inform relevant decisions on the use and care of animals. Our primary research focus is on the phenotypic plasticity of brain and behaviour, and the implications of such plasticity for animal welfare, scientific validity, and reproducibility.