CAWSE is a collaborative group of animal welfare experts from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, including The Roslin Institute and The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Systems


CAWSE collaborates to improve the lives of animals and people by generating and disseminating scientific knowledge on animal welfare through research, education and expert advice.


  • Enable and develop new and innovative approaches for animal welfare research, education and knowledge sharing
  • Enhance the integration of animal welfare research and education with other disciplines to achieve sustainable improvements
  • Give a platform for enhanced research impact and presence externally
  • Disseminate the highest quality education and advice on animal welfare