Transformation of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM)
into the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (SVMBS) IPB University
What is the background for the transformation of FVM into SVMBS?
The background of this transformation is the Indonesian Government Regulation No. 66 of 2013 concerning the Statute of IPB University and the Council Regulation of the Trustees Number 06/MWA-IPB/P/2020 concerning the Structure and Organization of IPB Work Procedures. Based on these regulations, academic activities of science belonging to the same cluster should be organized as a school. Since the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM) IPB University conducts science from the same cluster, it was transformed into the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences IPB University (SVMBS).
What is the purpose of this transformation?
Transformation was conducted to strengthen the veterinarian profession in answering global challenges such as one health, the development of medical biotechnology, as well as the needs of specialist program in veterinary medicine.
How about the curriculum of Study Programs in the SVMBS and plans for further study programs development?
The curriculum of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Profession Program at SVMBS remain the same as determined nationally by the Indonesian Veterinary Association (PDHI) along with the Indonesian Veterinary Faculty Association (AFKHI) referring to the International Day 1 Competency OIE Standards. By transforming into a school, in the future, SVMBS has the opportunity to establish new study programs, such as biomedicine, pharmacy, veterinarians specialist program, and other study programs within the same science cluster.
When was SVMBS officially established?
The transformation of FVM into SVMBS was set on December 28, 2021, with an administrative transition period of one year (IPB Chancellor’s Decree No 328 of 2021). During this period, the FVM name and attributes can still be used as needed. The SVMBS name and attributes officially take effect after the Launching of the SVMBS transformation which was held on December 28, 2022.