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The Department’s mission

The Department's mission is to provide excellence in teaching, learning and research in the field of Veterinary Sciences for the benefit of both animal  and human life and health and the environment. It also encourages mutual cooperation and freedom of thought in accordance with criteria of equality, impartiality, continuity, participation and efficiency, as per University’s quality standards (see the quality policy section).

This requires for the participation of the whole organizational system, steering it towards the definition of goals to be reached and the organization of resources to be used for their achievement.

What we do

  • Promote policies aimed at training students, according to quality criteria and a merit-based system, while guaranteeing everyone’s right to education through support and tutoring activities;
  • Ensure personal, cultural and professional development in line with the society’s needs.
  • Enhance the quality of teaching by strengthening international partnerships with other educational institutions;
  • Provide students with the scientific, theoretical and practical foundation necessary for the veterinary profession;
  • Provide students with the methodology and cultural foundation needed for continuous training;
  • Provide students with the fundamental methodological knowledge for scientific research;
  • Encourage graduates to further specialize by maintaining and implementing post-graduate studies.

  • Support basic research and improve applied research for the benefit of both people and the society;
  • Improve general and specialized knowledge of Veterinary Sciences (clinical, livestock and inspection disciplines) in order to guarantee animal health and ensure the safety of both animal production and products of animal origin;
  • Promote and support scientific research training by attracting more foreign researchers to the Department’s research facilities;
  • Increase competitiveness with respect to participation in national and international calls to attract further external resources;
  • Introduce integrated objectives when allocating resources, including an ex-post evaluation of resourced allocated.

  • Strengthen the Department’s role in environmental, public and social issues;
  • Ensure animal welfare through prevention and cure (e.g. hospitals, kennels, etc.), innovative research, pre- and post-graduate training and maintain the general public informed on animal-related issues;
  • Ensure animal product quality and safety in order to prevent public health risks and protect the environment;
  • Guarantee continuous training for public and private veterinary surgeons;
  • Maximize public engagement opportunities by reaching out, promoting and offering services to stakeholder and interested parties.

Last update: 06/12/2021 10:26
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