visit: Austria – BOKU

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Date(s) - 16-Oct-17 - 22-Oct-17
All Day

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences


Visit to BOKU in Austria by our Latin American project partners.

The programme included:

  • Meeting with research support unit, aim: learn how interaction with industry partners can work in research
  • Master and Doctoral Seminar of animal breeding group
  • meeting with Alfons Willam, responsible of Masters program “animal science”, aim: get to know BOKU teaching strategy, how links to stakeholders are integrated in the masters program
  • public ERASMUS+ – event at oead, aim: Learn about ERASMUS+-program and share experiences with other ERASMUS+-funded projects (check separate program)
  • 2 day EXCURSION to Research center Gumpensteinin Styria, aim: visit research station where research is done on pasture-based systems for Alpine regions
    • Research station Raumberg-Gumpenstein, research in the field of cattle
    • Research in the field of sheep and goats
    • Organic farming at research farm Moarhof
    • dinner at traditional restaurant Krenn in Pürgg with traditional Austrian music
    • farm visit at family farm Gruber
    • visit of factory Steiner – Austrian wool textiles
    • guided tour at Admont Abbey – biggest monastery library worldwide
  • Feedback session with Thomas Guggenberger from Quality management, aim: Reflection on the different topics discussed during the week and development of ideas that could be transferred to home institution.