Caption: Harry Jenny Svennås-Gillner
Congratulations to Professor Harry Blokhuis, coordinator of EURCAW Ruminants & Equines, on receiving the Great Medal for Distinguished Service from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) on 8th October at a ceremony in the Aula of the University.
The Great Medal for Distinguished Service is awarded for research efforts deemed “remarkable from an international perspective”. Professor Blokhuis received this medal in recognition of his extensive and internationally highly regarded work in the field of ethology, particularly animal welfare. His high-quality research has been original, innovative, and encompasses several animal species. In addition, as coordinator of a number of large projects, he has contributed to the establishment of enduring international networks with researchers, decision-makers and other stakeholders in Europe and the rest of the world.
The medal was instituted through a decision by the SLU Board in April 2009 and was awarded for the first time in 2010. The SLU Board also decides who will receive the medal.