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UAE University Advances Agriculture Programs for Food Security

College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine at UAE University, a new breakthrough in 2023

The College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine at the UAE University (UAEU), is working to provide advanced and accredited educational programs in the fields of agriculture, veterinary medicine, and nutrition in order to prepare qualified professionals to meet the needs of the labor market.

According to Prof. Bhanu Choudhary, Dean of the UAE College, the year 2023 marks a new start for the college as it updates and develops modern academic and scientific programs. The college is also focused on contributing to agricultural development, food, and environmental security, and establishing strategic partnerships with local and international companies and entities.

The college conducts research on agriculture and veterinary medicine to ensure food security, safety, and sustainability. It attracts students in graduate programs in the horticulture and food industries and publishes research in prestigious international journals and periodicals.

In 2022, three bachelor’s programs were internationally accredited in the Department of Integrative Agriculture at the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (UAE University). The programs are Horticulture, Marine Fisheries and Animal Production, and Agricultural Resources Management, by CIWEM (The Chartered Institute of Water and Environment Management) in the United Kingdom for a period of 5 years (2021-2026).

Dr. Mohammed Abdul Muhsen Al-Yafei, Associate Professor at the Department of Integrative Agriculture, Vice Dean of the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, said that eight advanced educational laboratories have been established in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, and a 3D digital platform has been created to teach students about anatomical structures.

The college has also established research collaborations with well-known research universities such as Chalmers University, Wageningen University, the National University of Singapore, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the University of Queensland, and the University of Zurich.

Faculty members have actively participated in local and international conferences and scientific workshops, and several have received the Distinguished Researcher Award. Additionally, the number of graduate students in the various programs of the college has increased by 15%.

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