Please find below a non-exhaustive list of academic institutes that are involved in research and teaching within the framework of Behavioural Biology. This list only covers institutes that are based in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Find here a list of all Dutch and Flemish insitutes. If you are missing any institutes, please contact Dr Manon Schweinfurth (ms397[at]


Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Freiburg (Germany)

Department of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology


Friedrich-Löffler-Institute, Celle (Germany)

Institute of Animal Welfare and Animal Husbandry


German Primate Center, Göttingen (Germany)

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Unit

Cognitive Ethology Laboratory

Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

Research Group: Social Evolution in Primates


Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin (Germany)

Department of Animal Behaviour and Neurophysiology

Department of Zoology


Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz (Germany)

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Social Evolution


Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Giessen (Germany)

Department of Animal Physiology

Laboratory Animal Science and Animal Welfare


Konrad Lorenz Research Station, Grünau (Austria)

Centre for Behaviour and Cognition


L’Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne / EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland)

Department of Behaviour and Cognition


Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Dummerstorf (Germany)

Department of Behavioural Physiology


Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin (Germany)

Department of Evolutionary Ecology


Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich (Germany)

Department of Behavioural Ecology


Martin-Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

Department of Animal Physiology

Department of Zoology


Max Planck Institute for Animal Behaviour, Konstanz (Germany)

Department of Animal Migration

Department of Collective Behaviour

Department of Ecology of Animal Societies

Research Group: Cognitive and Cultural Ecology


Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany)

Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology


Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön (Germany)

Research Group: Behavioural Ecology of Individual Differences

Research Group: Behavioural Genomics

Research Group: Biological Clocks

Research Group: Dynamics of Social Behaviour


Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Seewiesen (Germany)

Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics

Department of Behavioural Neurobiology

Research Group: Acoustic and Functional Ecology

Research Group: Avian Sleep

Research Group: Behavioural Genetics and Evolutionary Ecology

Research Group: Communication and Social Behaviour

Research Group: Comparative Cognition

Research Group: Evolutionary Physiology

Research Group: Evolution of Sensory Systems

Research Group: Neural Circuits for Vocal Communication

Research Group: Physiological Ecology of  Life Histories


University of Basel, Basel (Switzerland)

Department of Evolutionary Biology


University of Bern, Bern (Switzerland)

Department of Behavioural Ecology


University of Bern, Veterinary Public Health Institute, Bern (Switzerland)

Division of Animal Welfare


University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld (Germany)

Department of Animal Behaviour


University of Bonn, Bonn (Germany)

Department of Comparative Neuroanatomy

Department of Neuroethology/Sensory Ecology

Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology


University of Graz, Graz (Austria)

Section Zoology


University of Greifswald, Greifswald (Germany)

Institute of Zoology


University of Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)

Department of Behavioural Biology


University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck (Austria)

Department of Zoology


University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria)

Division of Livestock Sciences


University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover (Germany)

Institute for Animal Hygiene, Animal Welfare and Farm Animal Behaviour

Institute of Zoology


University of Lausanne, Lausanne (Switzerland)

Department of Ecology and Evolution


University of Münster, Münster (Germany)

Department of Behavioural Biology


University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

Department of Behavioural Ecology

Department of Comparative Cognition


University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg (Germany)

Department of Animal Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology


University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück (Germany)

Department of Behavioural Biology


University of Potsdam, Potsdam (Germany)

Department of Animal Ecology


University of Regensburg, Regensburg (Germany)

Department of Evolutionary Biology


University of Siegen, Siegen (Germany)

Department of Ecology and Behavioural Biology


University of Tübingen, Tübingen (Germany)

Department of Animal Evolutionary Ecology

Department of Animal Physiological Ecology

Department of Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of Comparative Zoology


University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna (Austria)

Department for Behavioral and Cognitive Biology

Institute of Animal Welfare Science

Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology

Messerli Research Institute


University of Zurich-Irchel, Zurich (Switzerland)

Department of Animal Behaviour

Department of Ecology and Environment

Department of Evolutionary Biology