ABOUT PROJECT

Ukraine is a member of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), which includes 181 member countries, maintains permanent links with 71 other international and regional organizations and operates with the continued support of 311 centers scientific expertise. Standards that create and propose the use of OIE in the field of epizootic control in the world and the rules of cross-border trade are mandatory for the member countries of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Veterinary education is the first link in the creation of a powerful branch of veterinary medicine, which should be able to ensure the welfare of livestock and obtain quality human food products. The quality of veterinary education depends on the motivation and knowledge of young professionals who come to the profession. Since 2009, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) has been implementing a project to improve veterinary education in countries around the world. There were 4 world-wide OIE conferences on this issue.

Twinning was implemented within the framework of the OIE program for the improvement of veterinary education .

An agreement on the twinning pre-project  under the auspices of the OIE between Vetagro Sup (VAS) and the Bila Tserkva NAU (BNAU) veterinary educational institutions was signed on May 27, 2015 and completed on December 31, 2017.

The project held training 14 research and teaching staff of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine BNAU in VetAgro-Sup (Lyons veterinary school) attended international scientific conferences, including those organized by the French Embassy in Ukraine and  "Agroosvita", which took place in the Days of veterinary education in the Kyiv at 2015 m. Lviv in 2016, the OIE seminar on animal welfare in the Astana, the first regional meeting on veterinary education under the auspices of the OIE in KazNAU, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Rector BNAU, Academician of the NAAS, Professor Danilenko A.С. took part in the 4th Global Conference on Veterinary Education in  Bangkok (Thailand) where he took part in the discussion of interim results twinning project between the OIE and BNAU VetAgro-Sup and urgent issues of veterinary education. So experts have been prepared for the purposes of the project via the "training of trainers" who pass on their knowledge to other teachers of the faculty.

Over the entire twinning pre-project a total of 371 people-mission days has been completed.

An important part of the project was the work on the modernization of curricula and methods of training was conducted in several stages. Initially, self-analysis was carried out, and, in accordance with the recommendations of the manual on  OIE twinning projects, the curricula and the effectiveness of the studies at the faculty were assessed. The next step was to compare the curriculum and teaching methods in educational institutions of the twinning partners. Subsequently, changes were made to the curriculum and methodological approaches to take into account the recommendations of the OIE and to bring the competences of the graduates of the faculty closer to the recommendations of the OIE on the competences of the 1 day of the graduate of the veterinarian. An important element of the work was the creation of a pedagogical resource for the methodical provision of updated and new training courses. Equally important was the training of instructors through VetAgro-Sup training, improvement of the English language, training in new methodical techniques, familiarization with remote electronic methods of training and organization of practical training.