The development of Faculty of Animal Science

 

Faculty of Animal Science has its predecessor: Faculty of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, which was one of the first three faculties of Nong Lam University, initially established under Decree No.53 / NĐ-NL dated 12/10/1956. Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

At present, there are 6 departments: Animal Biology, Animal Biochemistry, Animal Physiology - Behavior, Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology; Animal Breeding and Genetics, Animal Production; 1 Central laboratory and 1 genetic laboratory, 3 centers (Center of High-quality Animal Breeding, Center of Dog Reproduction & Training and Center of Interdisciplinary Research and Rural Development) and 1 training area at Veterinary Hospital for training and research.

In addition, the Faculty also has Office (Assistant of organization, Assistant of undergraduate eduction, Assistant of Graduate education, Science & International Cooperation, Assistant of Information Technology) and unions (Trade Union, Youth Union and Student Union).

By January 2020, the total number staff of the Faculty is 57 people (including 02 concurrently teachers in 02 supportive offices of the University)

 In which:

 - Staff: 46 people (including 02 concurrently teachers in 02 supportive offices of the University),

- Labor contract with University: 05 people (02 teaching staff; 03 supporting staff)

- Labor contract with Faculty: 06 people (06 officers in Center of Interdisciplinary Research and Rural Development).

40 lecturers: there are 02 professors; 08 associate professors; 16 PhDs; 14 Masters (including 07 PhD students studying abroad; 03 PhD students studying domestic; 03 MSc are planning for PhD and 01 MSc is principal lecturer)

In 2020-2021, there will be some staff who continues to study abroad at doctoral level. Thus, 100% of teaching staff in faculty hold master's degrees and the number of PhD has accounted for 66%. This is a very important resource in teaching and scientific research.

+ Supporting staff of faculty and departments, labs and research centers: 17 people (02 doctors, 08 masters, 07 bachelors)

The above-mentioned human recourses has created conditions for the faculty to be able to fulfill its functions and tasks of training, research and technology transfer.

1. Undergraduate training

Currently, the Faculty of Animal Science has Bachelor's degree programs in Animal Science, Animal Production and Health; Master of Animal Science, Animal Production and Health and Doctorate of Animal Science. As the top Faculty of Animal Science in Vietnam, faculty members of the Faculty are invited to teach at other universities in the country (Tay Nguyen University, Bac Giang Agriculture and Forestry University, National Institute of Animal Husbandry) and abroad (Liege University, Belgium), associate degree programs such as international masters (IMARED, Food Technology; graduate students of international programs (Liege University, Belgium), teaching short courses (Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, Laos).

By 2019, the Animal Science Training Program has 61 graduate courses. According to statistics in the last 5 years (2015-2019), the rate of having jobs after 6 months graduation reaches from 93 to 98%, the rest enter higher education. Many of the Faculty's alumni have been successful and hold important roles in state management agencies from the Central to local levels, businesses, non-governmental organizations, etc. with positions as politicians, managers, experts, technicians, businessmen, farm owners.

The current undergraduate training programs:

Faculty of Animal Science - Vietnam National University of Agriculture organizes two majors:

1. Animal Science, code: 7620105

              Name of diploma: Bachelor of Animal Science

              Training time: 4 years

              Credit: 130

2. Animal Production and Health, code: 7620106

            Name of diploma: Bachelor of Animal Production and Health

Training time: 4 years

Credit: 135

From the 3rd year, students have opportunity to join twinning program with Chungnam National University (Korea) or to participate in internship program in Denmark.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Students of the Faculty of Animal Science have opportunity to receive scholarships from companies/businesses for students in difficult circumstances, striving for learning.

WORKING OPPORTUNITIES:

98.6% of students get a job after graduation (2018 survey results)

Many successful students in many fields:

Engineer of Animal Science, Animal Production and Health;

Lecturers, researchers, experts, technicians in the field of animal husbandry, animal husbandry - veterinary;

Farm techniques, market techniques, marketing of products related to Livestock, Veterinary

Managerial, quarantine, veterinary practice (clinics, free treatment)

Owning farms, manufacturing companies, business shops in the field of animal husbandry and veterinary.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

After completing the undergraduate program, bachelor in Animal Science, Animal Production and Health can join the graduate training programs domestic and abroad.

Master degree: Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production and Health

Doctorate degree: Animal Science, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Genetics & breeding, Nutrition & animal feed

ABROAD EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES:

Annually, students of the Faculty of Animal Science have the opportunity to participate in student exchange and internships programs in Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, and the United States.

2. Graduate training:

- Masters: 2 orientations

Animal Production and Health

Animal Science (research orientation, application orientation)

- Doctorate: 3 orientations

  + Animal Science

  + Genetics and breeding

  + Nutrition and animal feed

3. Research and technology transfer

FAS has significant contributions to the developments of the national livestock sector in scientific research, technology transfer and international collaboration. Since its foundation, more than 500 research projects and scientific studies have been succesfully conducted; one of these studies, the economic crossbred pigstudywas awarded the Ho Chi Minh prize.Seven technical advances were certified (1. The VNUA-BIOMIX product and the technical application of VNUA-BIOMIX for bedding materials for pig;, 2. The findings of Landrace with the BB genotype of RBP4 gene and Yorkshire with CC genotype of RNF4 gene related with high reproductive performance; 3. The crossbred formula of male Bau ducks raised in Sinh Cheng with female SM3 ducks, 4. The fresh rice straw treatments as feedfor cattle; 5. The BALASA N01 product and the  application of BALASA N01 for bedding materials in livestock production, 6. The crossbred chicken formula between Ho chicken and Luong Phuong chicken; 7. The stress resistant Piétrain indigenous boars multiplied in Vietnam).

Many quality papers and articles national and abroad have been published and highly appreciated by experts.

The department has established two research groups (Group of Food and animal products, Group of Breeding and Husbandry Technology) in the following directions: Improving productivity, meat and egg quality, utilizing by-products and extraction, exploitation of available raw materials for animal feed, Livestock products industry, Application of microbiological technology in animal husbandry, Sanitation of food safety and livestock products, Climate change and solutions measures to improve the breeding environment.

In addition, the Faculty has been working with professional organizations, management agencies from the central to local levels and international organizations to organize training and technology transfer.

Serve the community:

- Training on the transfer of scientific and technical advances

- Consulting for development programs and projects

- Providing scientific and technical information

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