Education & Training

Staff based in the Ethical Laboratory provide postgraduate teaching. The following courses are organized periodically. If you want to have information on the next editions, write to

Developing a future for the wildlife: an integrated approach to conservation - Short specialisation course:The course trains specialised figures in wildlige conservation and management. The students will have the opportunity to develop an integrated approach, both theoretical and practical, for the management of wildlife and conservation projects of species and their habitats in a perspective of sustainability and management of local conflict. The collaboration between the various partecipating institution will allow for a more in-depth approach praticice to biodiversity conservation both in-situ and ex-situ, in both terrestrial and aquatic environments, according to an integrated approach.

Course of Veterinary Bioethics
This course is mainly aimed at veterinarians. The goal of this course is to analyze the basic ethical issues concerning veterinary medicine and to equip the participant with an ethical competence of skills and tools useful for facing hard choices with a professional, coherent, and open attitude.

Course of Animal Welfare Ethics
This course is aimed to professionals involved with all kind of animal uses: agriculture, research and experimentation, veterinary medicine, conservation, natural and zoological parks, pet therapy, etc. The aim of the course is to develop ethical competences regarding the various aspects of the relationship between humans and animals and to explore the different meaning of the concept of animal welfare.

Course of Conservation Education 
This course is aimed at people that would like to increase their knowledge and skills on conservation, conservation education, sustainability and communication in conservation projects. This course is a multidisciplinary effort concerning the promotion and the communication of conservation practices. The issue of conservation is analyzed from the different perspectives of its economical, sociological, and educational aspects.