Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Guests from India visit Vet School before attending the Edinburgh-India Inaugural Conference

Last month the JMICAWE team and colleagues from the Vet School, Roslin Institute and SRUC were delighted to welcome visitors from India for a tour of the school and facilities.

Our guests included officials and senior staff from the Indian Government and Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU).  Visiting as part of the Edinburgh-India Inaugural Conference organised by the Edinburgh-India Office, it heralded a successful and impressive event and generated many ideas for next steps in capacity building around research skills and education for vets in Kerala and Karnataka. 

‘I was overwhelmed by our Keralan colleagues who proudly presented me with their newly produced Animal Welfare text book. Written mainly by staff who have attended our various workshops, the book covers a wide range of topics and is something they and we should be very pleased with. It's great to see a whole Faculty with the support of their senior management taking ownership of this subject’  (Prof Natalie Waran, Director of JMICAWE)

Guests enjoying a tour of the school and facilities with  R(D)SVS staff, Prof Nat Waran (second from right) and Prof Brendan Corcoran (third from left)

The Edinburgh-India Inaugural conference that took place on the 15th and 16th May provided a forum for interdisciplinary opportunities and helped to establish new partnerships to celebrate the University’s longstanding engagement with India.   Edinburgh academics and their Indian collaborators in humanities and social sciences, medicine and veterinary medicine, and science and engineering were  invited to take part in the conference, entitled ‘Innovative Engagement for Sustainable Development:  The Edinburgh-India Story’.

Further details about the event can be found here:

1 comment:

  1. Incredible story....! It' good to hear in modern days famous associations gives attention towards veterinary education and it's important because animals are that part of our environment if they grew stronger and healthier that will be an great achievement for us to live a healthy life span. Lauren Kenwright you have shared an story that gives motivation to all animal lovers that they will do all the possibilities for their animals comfy appreciated work.