The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta continues to expand international cooperation with universities abroad. Recently, they collaborated with 7 universities in the United Kingdom.
The 7 universities are the University of Glasgow, Edinburgh University, University of Birmingham, University of Leeds, University of Nottingham, University of Warwick, and University of Coventry. This collaboration was realized with the 7th visit to the campus on 4-13 June 2023.
Dean of FKH UGM, Prof. Teguh Budipitojo, said the visit was carried out in order to expand international cooperation in the field of veterinary medicine.
“International cooperation is important for student exchanges, student mobility, then lecturer exchanges,” he said in his statement, Monday (3/7/2023).
Prof. Teguh explained, one of the important things that is part of the cooperation is to develop international accreditation. Especially in the field of veterinary medicine from Europe.
However, to obtain international accreditation, it cannot be done by simply registering. Universities, in this case the faculty of veterinary medicine, must obtain assistance from veterinary faculties abroad from International Veterinary (IV).
“So we can’t suddenly register for IV to take part in accreditation if there is no assistance from an accredited veterinary college first,” he explained. Prof. Teguh added, this international cooperation would also be carried out in research collaborations or joint research. Moreover, between Europe and Indonesia have different seasons.
“This joint research is important because Europe has four seasons, Indonesia is tropical. Of course, they really want to cooperate with veterinary medicine in tropical countries. Therefore, Indonesia, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UGM, will elaborate on this,” he concluded.