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This project aims at developing veterinarians and veterinary educators/ researchers who...

  1. are capable of thinking from a global perspective, holistically looking at Asia and communicating in English; and
  2. have world-level skills and expertise as veterinary experts.

For this purpose, students from Thailand and Japan will learn about and be exposed to the veterinary medicine, culture and society of Japan and Thailand.

One country alone cannot effectively address issues such as the control of infectious diseases, the safety of food and environmental conservation. The safety and security of citizens need to be considered and ensured within a larger context, or under an Asian or other international framework.

The ultimate goal of this project is to build a base for veterinarians and veterinary researchers specializing in quarantine, public health and animal medical care in Asian countries, in order to deal with said issues by making use of their global awareness and advanced knowledge and skills. This base should be also useful in prompting solutions to problems within the countries where the problems have arisen.

In this project, Japan (i.e., Hokkaido University, Rakuno Gakuen University and the University of Tokyo) and Thailand (i.e., Kasetsart University and Chulalongkorn University) will develop a system for exchanging students and transferring credits between the universities of the two countries, with the aim of strengthening partnerships among schools of veterinary medicine. This initiative will eventually produce a desirable result in the form of an increase in the level of veterinarians across Asia on the basis of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students Programme.

Objective and Need

Emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, food safety, animal welfare and environmental conservation are issues that industrialized countries and industrializing countries have been struggling with in recent years, and people have become increasingly aware of the need to address these issues on a global basis.

These issues are the major subjects for research and education in veterinary medicine, and veterinarians should take responsibility for dealing with them. Institutions of higher education are facing an urgent need to produce quality graduates who can help to address these issues. Asia has lagged behind Europe and the United States in veterinary medicine. Thus, for the purpose of raising the level of veterinary medicine in Asia as a whole, universities with schools of veterinary medicine in Japan and Thailand--namely, three Japanese universities and two Thai universities that play an important role in ASEAN countries--have agreed to apply their respective educational resources toward collaborative education.