The School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (SKHB) IPB University has visited the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Gadjah Mada University (FVM UGM) Yogyakarta, (2/2). The delegation was received by the Dean of FVM UGM, Prof. drh. Teguh Budipitojo, M.P., Ph.D., Deputy Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, FKH UGM drh. Agung Budiyanto, M.P., Ph.D., Chair of the Senate, and the leadership of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine UGM. This visit aims to increase synergy and collaboration between the two veterinary educational institutions in Indonesia.
On this occasion, the Dean of FVM UGM Prof. drh. Teguh Budipitojo, M.P., Ph.D said that this visit was an important moment to establish good cooperation and a place for joint discussions to advance veterinary education in Indonesia. Prof. Teguh also mentioned the role of existing institutions to increase the role of veterinarians in Indonesia. He also asked to accelerate the establishment of the national veterinary statutory body (VSB) and specialist veterinary education in Indonesia.
Dean of SVMBS IPB University, Prof. drh. Deni Noviana, Ph.D, DAiCVIM briefly explained the change from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FVM) to the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (SVMBS). This change aims to develop new related study programs and improve faculty governance.
“This visit can initiate collaboration between the two faculties of veterinary medicine to improve the quality of higher education, especially in the veterinary fields,” explained Prof. Deni.
Furthermore, the activity was filled with discussion sessions from both parties. The visit ended with a tour around the facilities at the FVM UGM, including the Prof. Soeparwi Animal Hospital. It is hoped that this visit will further strengthen the relationship between the two institutions and open up wider opportunities for cooperation, especially in improving the quality of veterinary education. (ns)