The Royal Veterinary College partners with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to foster further international cooperation in the veterinary and biological sciences
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore to renew their commitment to fostering international cooperation between the institutions. The partnership, which extends the seven-year relationship between the RVC and NTU Singapore, will help facilitate the creation of a joint veterinary medicine degree and further develop additional undergraduate and postgraduate teaching collaborations in biological sciences.
Additionally, a joint degree in veterinary medicine would be the first and only veterinary medical degree programme in Singapore, helping accelerate the country’s research and expertise in this important field.
As a partner institute, the Royal Veterinary College will work closely alongside NTU Singapore to further contribute to global efforts on major societal challenges, including: veterinary services, food chain safety and security, and One Health research and pandemic preparedness; a concept which recognises the relationship between health and disease at the interfaces between humans, animals and the environment.
Professor Stuart Reid CBE, President & Principal of the RVC, said:
“We are very pleased to be restating our commitment to joint ventures in veterinary science with our friends at NTU. The opportunities and need for international collaboration are greater than ever and the exciting ambitions of our colleagues in Singapore provide real stimulus and momentum for investment. Recent world events, ranging from pandemic threats to food chain security, lay down challenges that are best addressed by collective effort. We are thrilled to be partners in this important initiative for Singapore and the region.”
Professor Simon Redfern, Dean of the College of Science at NTU Singapore, said:
“I am delighted that this partnership between RVC and NTU is moving ahead with such strong support and involvement from both sides. The opportunities for increased research and education in the field of veterinary science within the Singapore context are clear. I think of Singapore’s “30 by 30” ambition to build up the agri-food industry to produce 30% of Singapore’s nutritional needs domestically, by 2030. This, and the recognition of the importance of One Health as an approach to secure a sustainable and healthy future, especially in Southeast Asia and the tropics, brings the relevance of our alliance front and centre.”
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