University Announcement: New CityU undergraduate degree boosts veterinary medicine in Hong Kong <br>城大新學士課程推動本地動物醫學發展<br> - The Convocation of City University of Hong Kong

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University Announcement: New CityU undergraduate degree boosts veterinary medicine in Hong Kong
城大新學士課程推動本地動物醫學發展
2016-09-19

Dear colleagues and students,


New CityU undergraduate degree boosts veterinary medicine in Hong Kong
 

A six-year bachelor of veterinary medicine programme (BVM) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) represents a milestone in the development of veterinary education in Hong Kong and the region.

 

The BVM at CityU’s School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) will promote One Health and sustainable development, and expand educational choice and career paths for our youth. The programme commences in the academic year 2017-18.
 

The vision for developing a centre of excellence in veterinary education at CityU was first initiated by President Way Kuo and the senior management in July 2008 when Dr Chung Shui-ming was then the Chairman of the University Council. It formed a core initiative in the University’s Strategic Plan 2010–2015, and was endorsed by the Senate and supported by the University Council and successive University Council Chairmen.
 

A long-term strategic partnership was established with the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Cornell University, US in 2009 to develop this ground-breaking initiative. This led to the establishment of CityU’s School of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with Cornell University in 2014, and a collaborative PhD programme in 2015.
 

The six-year BVM has been jointly developed by the two institutions to meet the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council’s (AVBC) accreditation standards, and to respond to the increasing demand for well trained and accredited veterinary surgeons in Hong Kong and beyond. The University has recently acquired the prestigious Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic which will form a significant part of the SVM animal clinic, while a veterinary disease research diagnostic laboratory will be in place before mid-2017, too.
 

The BVM programme will start out on a self-financing basis starting from the 2017–18 academic year, before proposing the introduction of a publicly funded BVM in the University’s Academic Development Proposal (ADP) to the UGC for the 2019–20 to 2021–22 triennium. The programme will have an annual intake of 10 to 20 students initially in the first two years (2017–18 and 2018–19) of its implementation.
 

In this regard, we thank the Education Bureau for considering our May 2016 BVM proposal and for agreeing that there is a prima facie case for introducing a professionally accredited undergraduate programme in veterinary medicine in Hong Kong. We also appreciate the initial feedback from the UGC Secretariat to facilitate the University’s consideration on how to move forward with our proposal for a publicly funded veterinary programme.

The University is very grateful to University Council and Chairman, Mr Herman Hu Shao-ming, CityU colleagues, alumni, the Convocation, CityU Eminence Society, and all our generous donors and friends in the community for their staunch support and valuable advice over the past eight years.

 

Communications and Public Relations Office
19 September 2016



各位同事、同學:

 

城大新學士課程推動本地動物醫學發展
 

 香港城市大學(城大)推出香港首個六年制獸醫學學士課程,標誌本港及區內動物醫學教育發展的重要里程碑。

 城大動物醫學院開辦的獸醫學學士課程,旨在推動「健康一元化」及可持續發展,為年輕一代提供更多升學和就業選擇。課程將於
2017-18學年開辦。

城大設立卓越動物醫學院的構想,於
20087月,由校長郭位教授及管理團隊提出,時任校董會主席為鍾瑞明博士。該構想其後成為大學《2010-2015年策略性發展計劃》主要項目之一,獲教務會通過,及校董會和歷任校董會主席支持。

城大與美國康奈爾大學動物醫學院於
2009年建立長期戰略合作夥伴關係,以推展這突破性舉措。城大於2014年成立動物醫學院,並於2015年在康奈爾大學協助下開辦博士課程。

城大動物醫學院的六年制獸醫學學士課程,亦是聯同夥伴康奈爾大學合作發展,以符合澳紐獸醫議會理事會的認證標準,及應對香港以至世界各地對訓練有素及獲認可的獸醫日益增加之需求。

城大近期購置的太平道寵物診所,將成為城大動物醫學診所的重要部分;
2017年中,城大會設立一所動物疾病研究及診斷化驗所。

城大計劃在
2017-18學年率先開辦自資獸醫學學士課程,然後在橫跨2019-202021-22學年的三年一度學術發展建議中,向大學教育資助委員會(教資會)建議開辦政府資助的獸醫學學士課程。在課程開辦首兩年(2017-182018-19學年)的初期招生名額,每年約1020名。

大學謹此感謝教育局對城大
20165月獸醫學學士課程建議所作的考慮,及同意有初步理據(prima facie case)支持在香港開辦達專業認可標準的獸醫學課程。我們也感謝教資會秘書處的初步回應,有助城大推進開辦政府資助的獸醫學學士課程之計劃。

大學感謝大學校董會及校董會主席胡曉明先生、城大同事、校友、評議會、城賢匯,以及所有捐贈者和社區各界友好,在過去八年對城大的支持及協助。

 

傳訊及公關處
2016919

 



 




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