Between June 30 and July 1, Jilin University-The University of Edinburgh Workshop on International Veterinary Education and Animal Welfare was successfully held in Jilin University. Prof. Jeremy Bradshaw, Assistant Principal of the University of Edinburgh of U.K. led a 7-person delegation to attend the Workshop. Prof. Sun Youhong, Vice President of Jilin University attended the opening ceremony and addressed on behalf of Jilin University. Prof. Zhang Xichen, Executive Vice Dean of College of Veterinary Medicine hosted the opening ceremony. More than 20 experts and scholars from related disciplines of national universities and over 200 professors and students from College of Veterinary Medicine of Jilin University attended the Workshop.
In his address, Sun Youhong extended warm welcome to the delegation of the University of Edinburgh and delegates from peer universities in China. He mentioned that the University of Edinburgh is renowned in the world for its long history, vast scale, excellent teaching quality and science and research level. Its veterinary science is the origin of that in the U.K. and even of the whole of Europe. Jilin University-The University of Edinburgh Workshop on International Veterinary Education and Animal Welfare would advance its reputation in Jilin University and all over China, and promote practical cooperation in veterinary medicine between the two universities.
Prof. Jeremy Bradshaw expressed his excitement in his third visit to Jilin University, and congratulated the Workshop on International Veterinary Education and Animal Welfare, co-hosted by the two universities. He thanked Jilin University for inviting scholars from other universities in China to attend the Workshop, so that it would provide an opportunity for mutual engagement and learning with Chinese veterinary medicine field. He also pointed out that veterinary medicine is a significant area of cooperation between the two universities. In the future, they could expand collaboration on more disciplines and wider areas.
Delegates from the University of Edinburgh made presentations on Animal Care and Welfare in Curriculum Setting of Veterinary Medicine, New Trends of International Veterinary Medicine Education, Solutions and Case Management of Clinical Problems, and Pain Management and Animal Welfare, and interacted warmly with other delegates.
During the Workshop, the Royal School of Veterinary Studies of the University of Edinburgh also discussed with College of Veterinary Medicine of Jilin University and reached consensus on joint training program, science and research cooperation and mutual visit of teachers. The delegation from the U.K. visited the animal hospital, and OIE Collaborating Centre for Food-Borne Parasites from the Asia-Pacific Region, key laboratory for Zoonoses, Ministry of Education of Jilin University.
In the afternoon of June 30, Prof. Li Fan, Head of Faculty of Medical Sciences of Jilin University, received the delegation led by Prof. Bradshaw. The two sides were engaged in deep consultation on dual-degree joint training program in nursing, public health, stomatology and clinical medicine, and exchanging interns. Norman Bethune Health Science Center of Jilin University also planned to pay a visit to the University of Edinburgh within this year on discipline connection. The delegation led by Prof. Bradshaw also paid a special visit to Institute of Translational Medicine and the 1st Hospital of Jilin University.
Those who were in the U.K. delegation also included Prof. Natalie Waran, Deputy Director for International Affairs of the Royal School of Veterinary Studies, Dr. Bob Dalziel, Executive of Graduate Program of the Roslin Institute, Prof. Bruce White, Head of Division of Developmental Biology of the Royal School of Veterinary Studies, Dr. Heather Bacon, Veterinary Welfare Education and Outreach Manager, Dr. Hayley Walters, Veterinary Welfare and Anesthesia Veterinary Nurse, and Ms. Gurpreet Grawal Kang, Executive of Recruitment and Enrollment of the Royal School of Veterinary Studies of the University of Edinburgh. Related executives of Division of International Cooperation of Jilin University attended the above-mentioned activities.
The University of Edinburgh of the U.K., founded in 1583, is located in the city of Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, U.K. It is the 6th oldest comprehensive research university in the U.K., and one of the top universities in the world. It is the origin of modern medicine and the center of world renowned medical education. It is ranked 24th in global universities by Times in 2016.
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