Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Joint European-Asian postgraduate education in response to global trade and regional needs in food safety:
    the 1st MSc Course in Veterinary Public Health between the Freie Universitaet Berlin and the Chiang Mai University in Thailand (2004)

    Baumann, M. P. O.
    Srikitjakarn, L.
    Paulsen, P.
    Zessin, K. H.
    Proceedings 5th World Congress Foodborne Infections and Intoxications — Schuett-Abraham, I. (Hrsg.)
    Berlin: Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR), 2004 — S. 761–764
    ISBN: 3-938163-01-1
    Institut für Parasitologie und Tropenveterinärmedizin

    Robert-von-Ostertag-Str. 7-13
    Gebäude 35, 22, 23
    14163 Berlin
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    The pivotal importance of veterinary public health in general, and food safety in particular in the global trade of livestock and livestock products is addressed in international standards and regulations as laid down in the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement (SPS-Agreement) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as well as in the Codex Alimentarius. To put these regulations and agreements into meaningful action skilled and specialized professionals are increasingly in demand in Southeast Asian countries - such as Thailand and Vietnam - targeting European markets. Thus, region-based as well as Europe-linked postgraduate education is to be delivered through mutual partnership in joint projects.
    As part of its efforts to promote regional and multilateral networking between higher education institutions in EU Member States and South-East Asia the Asia Link Programme of the European Union is granting substantial co-funding to the 1st Joint MSc Course in Veterinary Public Health of the Chiang Mai University / Thailand, Freie Universitaet Berlin / Germany and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna / Austria.
    Course curriculum and concept of the MSc Course in Veterinary Public Health (MSc VPH) as implemented in Chiang Mai, Berlin and Vienna are described; experiences gained during the first year of this 24-month “Joint Degree”-Programme with 14 young veterinarians from Southeast Asia are reported.