The 24th Congress of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN) will be held at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro.

The university campus is located in the middle of three old farms where new and old farm buildings are intertwined by a beautiful and bucolic botanical garden. One of the most iconic monuments found in the Campus is the Espírito Santo Chapel used as inspiration for the logo of our Congress.

The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, UTAD, is a public university located in the north-eastern city of Vila Real, Portugal. It became a public university in 1986, although its history also includes a heritage received from its predecessor, the Vila Real Polytechnic Institute, created in 1973. UTAD's motto is “Scientia et Labore Omnia Adipiscere”, which translates to “find science and toil”. This is in-keeping with the university's dedication to expanding scientific knowledge and developing technology in order “to respond to global, national and regional problems”.

The building named after UTAD’s first rector Professor Fernando Real houses the Rectory and will host in its Aula Magna the main sessions of the congress.