Following months of preparation, we finally met the first intake of EMABG students. We are very happy about our choice! After being welcomed by EMABG Coordinator Gábor Mészarós, students were presented with insights in the European Academic System and the European and global dimension of animal breeding. They got to meet representatives of all six Consortium Members and were introduced to the scientific research done at their universities. At the same time, student displayed their brilliant work and experiences in the form of poster presentations. A city tour in the cellars of Göttingen and an interactive (Pub) Quiz provided fun opportunities for getting to know each other. We are looking forward to Week Number 2.