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Center for the Development and Promotion of Joint Veterinary Education

Gifu University, Tottori University

Greetings from the Center Director

Department of Applied Biology, Gifu University
Director of the Center for the Development and Promotion of Joint Veterinary Education

Masatsugu Suzuki

My name is Suzuki., and I was assigned to be the director of the Center for the Development and Promotion of Joint Veterinary Education in April 2019. Our Center’s mission is to promote joint education by assembling the educational and research abilities of both universities to bring forth veterinarians who would be successful in society. Since April 2013 when the Joint Department of Veterinary Medicine was established, our Center has continued our efforts to improve the smooth operation of our curricula and educational method. In 2018, we sent our first graduates out into the world.

The Center had been conducting evaluations by students of the Joint Department of Veterinary Medicine subjects, especially of classes which use the Distance Lecture System, faculty-move type classes, and student-move type classes. From now on, we will analyze the curriculum from these accumulated evaluation data and some issues submitted by faculty for the further development of the new veterinary medicine education. We also think that our mission at this Center is to proactively share externally the information we have acquired and class methods we have developed in this joint education.

We ask for your continued support and guidance.

Department of Agricultural Science, Tottori University
Director of the Center for the Development and Promotion of Joint Veterinary Education

Yoshinao Hosaka

“Joint Veterinary Medicine” may have become a familiar phrase by now. This year, the Joint Department of Veterinary Medicine, Gifu University/Tottori University will mark its 6th anniversary since being established in April 2013.

We have made various adjustments and gone through trial and error to smoothly carry out Joint Veterinary Medicine Education, i.e., lectures and hands-on programs of veterinary medicine using the same curriculum, with faculty members and students of both universities being approximately 350 km apart. In fact, the Center has been adjusting time schedules to make the Distance Lecture System efficient, and preparing and planning closely for the student-move type class so to enable students from both universities to experience a sense of unity. We also evaluate classes to research and formulate suggestions for a better joint education method.

Our mission is to gather the educational and research abilities of both universities and contribute to the development and promotion of Joint Veterinary Medicine Education. In this mission, this Center’s role is to smoothly conduct Joint Veterinary Medicine Education, which is delivered by both universities, and organically bond the students and faculty members of both universities.

This Center was established at the same time that the Joint Department of Veterinary Medicine was established, and is the only facility out of 4 pairs of 8 universities of the Joint Veterinary Medicine Education Program running in this country. We would like to deliver and provide, in and out of the country, the large volume of highly valuable information accumulated within 6 years of activities at this unique facility of the Joint Veterinary Medicine Education. Next March, we will have our first-ever Joint Department of Veterinary Medicine graduates from both universities. This will be the year to challenge anew the importance of the meaning and purpose of Joint Veterinary Medicine Education.

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