Department of Animal and Food Science

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    Edifici V

    08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès)


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Welcome to the Department of Animal and Food Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, a team made up of 70 professors, researches and administratuon and service stff and more than 67 postgraduate students. Our departments aims and is committed to research and generate knowledge that allows us to provide an outstanding education for our students in the areas of Animal Science, Food Safety, and Food Technology. We try to contribute with this to solving problems of social and economic importance, such as the need to produce food in a sustainable, safe and responsible way.
If you are curious about our applied research or if you are a student with an interest in our degrees, masters or PhD programmes please let us know. Our graduates and postgraduates are developing their professional careers in different areas of the livestock and food industry, in official institutions or in differents universities and research centers. 

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Food and Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Handling and Welfare
  • Reproduction and Lactation
  • Food Safety
  • Food Processing and Control
  • Food Quality and Innovation

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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