Visiting foreign students

Ilona Chateau“My name is Ilona Chateau and I’m a student from the Engineering school of Purpan in France. I had the opportunity to realize a three-month internship with the Family Dog Project, focused on dogs who exhibit symptoms of a separation-related disorder when separated from their owner.
I’m a very lucky girl to have worked with one of the most highly-reputed dog behaviour research laboratories.
The Department of Ethology has very technologically advanced equipment. Each experiment follows a very precise protocol, most of which have been validated and published in high-ranking scientific journals. Additionnally, some publications appeared in well-known and prestigious scientific magazines in France and around the world.
The researchers in the lab(s) form a cohesive and genuine team. I really enjoyed how they work together. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. In addition, owners of dogs are very pleasant partners to work with, especially in Hungary.
Autonomy, trust, partnership and love of dogs are the keywords that best characterize the working environment in the department. I acquired some real workplace experience that I will never forget.”

Andrea PisedduSassari UniversityItalyinternshipEnikő Kubinyi, PhD2017Visiting students (part time)Paula Pérez FragaUniversity of Santiago de Compostela, Veterinary Faculty of LugoSpainAutomatizált módszerek alkalmazása a kutyák (Canis familiaris) viselkesdésének mérésébenLinda Gerencsér, PhD, Prof. Ádám, Miklósi2017

International Students (BSc)
Name University Country Title of research Supervisor Year
Tifenn de Jong University of Amsterdam Netherlands How does age affect the behaviour of dogs in the Strange Situation Test? Márta Gácsi, PhD 2017
Doreen Schrimpf Universität Wien Austria Attachment and empathy in dogs Gácsi Márta, PhD 2015
Gilmert, Elodie University Paris 13 France Do dogs use emotional expressions to infer preference? Enikő Kubinyi, PhD 2015
Sabine Nanuru Groningen University The Netherlands Consistency of parental care during incubation in zebra finches Ákos Pogány, PhD 2015
Douwe Mul Groningen University The Netherlands Consistency of parental care during incubation in zebra finches Ákos Pogány, PhD 2015
Mari Annukka Kinnunen University of Oulu Finland Dogs’ olfactory capacities Gácsi Márta, PhD 2014
Camille Hansart Maastricht University The Netherlands Social Interaction and Clicker Training in the Context of a Nose Touch Exercise on a Touch Screen Device Gácsi Márta, PhD 2014
Zita Polgár US How do dogs use their olfactory capacities in different contexts? Gácsi Márta, PhD 2014
Ablanedo de Dios, Juan University of Cordoba Spain Leader-follower comparison in dyads of domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) Enikő Kubinyi, PhD 2014
van Hoof, Rianne HAS University The Netherlands The link between leadership, social dominance and personality in dog pairs Enikő Kubinyi, PhD 2014
Adriana Fernandes M. Oliveira UFSCaR Brazil FOXP2 gene review Enikő Kubinyi, PhD 2014
Chris Guggiari-Peel University of Bath United Kingdom Experimental manipulation of parental behaviour in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata): is compensation predictable? Ákos Pogány, PhD 2014
Diede de Haan Groningen University The Netherlands Social learning of parental sex roles in zebra finches Ákos Pogány, PhD 2014
Gerard Lansink Groningen University The Netherlands Social learning of parental sex roles in zebra finches Ákos Pogány, PhD 2014
Sofie Lillebo University of Life Sciences, Ås Norway Connection between hair whorls and different type of behavior in dogs (Canis familiaris) Enikő Kubinyi, PhD 2013
Joni Delanoeije Katholieke Universiteit Leuven The Netherlands Dogs’ processing of point-light figures Ádám Miklósi, Prof. 2013
Eugene Kitsios Groningen University The Netherlands Social transmission of parental sex roles in zebra finches: do chicks pay attention to who takes care of them? Ákos Pogány, PhD 2013
Thijs Böhm Groningen University The Netherlands Social transmission of parental sex roles in zebra finches: do chicks pay attention to who takes care of them? Ákos Pogány, PhD 2013
Elsa Gilbert Ecole Nationale Veterinaire France Studying dog-robot interaction as a model of interspecific social interaction Ádám Miklósi, Prof. 2011
Met Amandine Université de Rennes France Dogs are following a human gaze in a foraging situation Ádám Miklósi, Prof. 2011
Estelle Thorel Université de Rennes France Influence of communication on gaze following in dogs (Canisfamiliaris), studied with eye tracking technique Ádám Miklósi, Prof. 2010
Erica Ras Wageningen University The Netherlands Comparing the behaviour of three dog breeds Enikő Kubinyi, PhD 2007
Bianca Jansen Wageningen University The Netherlands Association between the DRD4 gene of the dog and its behaviour, based on behavioural test and questionnaires Enikő Kubinyi, PhD 2006
Jeroen van Dijk Groningen University The Netherlands Mate choice behaviour in a captive population of penduline tits Ákos Pogány, PhD 2005
International Students (MSc)
Name University Country Title of research Supervisor Year
Lorraine Kraft Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen Germany The association between attachment styles and sleep macrostructure in 6-12 month-old puppies Nóra Bunford, PhD 2017
Louis Le Nézet Université de Rennes France Developing a sensory test for elderly dogs Enikő Kubinyi, PhD 2017
Anna Bjurgård Compton Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway Importance of Social Behaviour in Eliciting A-not-B error in  Domestic Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) with “Unidentified Moving Object” (UMO) as Partner Ádám Miklósi, Prof. 2014
Héloïse Théro Ecole Normale Supérieure France Transmission of fear towards a stranger in dog-owner dyads using a social referencing paradigm Gácsi Márta, PhD 2012
Julia Hecht University of Edinburgh England Anthropomorphism and “guilty” behavior in the dog, Canis familiaris Gácsi Márta, PhD 2010
Jennifer Bentlage Leibnitz University Hannover Germany Ethology of dog behaviour Ádám Miklósi, Prof. 2010
Sofie Sernekvist Linköping University Sweden The secure base effect in dog (Canis familiaris) – owner relationship Gácsi Márta, PhD 2006
PhD Students (part time)
Name University Country Title of research Supervisor Year
Christine Olsen Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway Animal assisted and robot assisted interventions for elderly people with dementia Ádám Miklósi, Prof. 2014
Lullier Maxime France Ádám Miklósi, Prof. 2009
Name University Country Title of research Supervisor Year
Daniel Tejeda National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico guest researcher Enikő Kubinyi, PhD 2017