The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universitas Syiah Kuala (FVM USK) and the Vets4Walfare Foundation Netherlands have agreed to establish a Three Pilar Education cooperation in animal welfare.

This agreement was outlined in a cooperation agreement signed by the Dean of the USK FKH drh. Teuku Reza Ferasyi, M.Sc., Ph. D and Vets4Walfare Foundation Representative Dr. Marie Louise Schure, DVM., MVetSci, Thursday (23/2).

Vets4Walfare Foundation is a foundation that focuses on animal welfare and is domiciled in the Netherlands. In his remarks, Teuku Reza Ferasyi said that he welcomed this agreement. Moreover, this cooperation point supports FVM USK’s commitment to realizing better animal welfare.

He also considered this collaboration an excellent first step for FVM USK to agree with a world-renowned campus, Utrecht University Netherlands. The cooperation of the two campuses can provide broad benefits for USK’s FKH, especially in efforts to develop scientific knowledge in animal welfare.

“We hope that this collaboration will open a wider path for FVM USK to enter into other agreements with Universities in the Netherlands, which have been recognized for their excellence worldwide,” said Reza Ferasyi.

The first step in implementing this agreement will be research collaboration regarding wildlife welfare, especially monkeys.

Meanwhile, dr. Marie Louise Schure is pleased with this collaboration. She hopes collaborative research will be carried out long-term, including exchanging lecturers and students between the two institutions and countries. Present at the signing of this collaboration were all deputy deans and study program managers within the USK FKH environment.

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