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SVMBS IPB University Received A Working Visit from the Delegates of Ministry of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development and Department of Veterinary Services Serawak Malaysia to Strengthen Further Colaboration

School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (SVMBS) IPB University received a working visit from the government of Sarawak Malaysia (4/4) to initiate potential cooperation between the two parties. The delegations from Serawak Malaysia who visited IPB University were YB Dato Sri Dr. Stephen Rundi Utom, as the Minister of Food Industry, Commodity and Regional Development of Sarawak Malaysia, as well as Dr. Adrian Susin Ambud, Director of Sarawak Veterinary Services, and other representatives of the Sarawak government. Before visiting SVMBS, the delegations were welcomed at IPB University’s Rectorate Building.

In his opening remarks, Prof. Dr. Deni Noviana, Ph.D, DAiCVIM, Vice President for Education and Student Affairs of IPB University, greatly welcomed the participants. Afterwards, in his remarks, DR. Stephen Rundi Utom explained that this working visit aims to explore the potential for collaboration in education and research in the veterinary field between the Serawak government and SVMBS IPB University. One of the goals of this collaboration is to increase the number of students from Sarawak studying at SVMBS IPB University to support the target of increasing the number of veterinarians working in the Sarawak government. Acting Dean of SVMBS Prof. Drh. Wayan Kurniani Karja, MP, PhD, expressed her appreciation for the potential of this collaboration and provided an overview of the strengths and facilities of SVMBS.

After discussing the potential for cooperation between the two parties, the delegates from the Serawak government visited the facilities within SVMBS, including the ex-SATREP Laboratory, SVMBS Teaching Hospital, Rehabilitation and Reproduction Unit, Equistrian Park and Horse Embryo Transfer Facility, as well as the Poultry Research Farm. As a follow up to this working visit, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two parties will be established. (DAR)