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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.