TIMISOARA: BANAT UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND VETERINARY MEDICINE

The University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Romania finds itself in Timisoara in the west of Romania, in fertile valleys of Banat. In 2005, the faculty celebrated its 60th anniversary. It is one of the most modern campuses in the field of agriculture and veterinary medicine.

Courses on offer:

Diversification of curricula and their adaptation to the labour market requirements are central to the development strategy of Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.

The following courses are available at the university:

  1. Faculty of Agriculture
  2. Faculty of Horticulture and Forestry
  3. Faculty of Agricultural Management
  4. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (course in English and Romanian)
  5. Faculty of Animal Science and Biotechnology
  6. Faculty of Food Processing and Technology

 

According to the legislation of Romania and the Bologna convention, the training at the university follows European standards and is divided into three levels:

  1. Higher Education
  2. Specialized Higher Education
  3. Post-Graduate Studies

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The mission of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is to train highly qualified specialists capable of meeting the demands to veterinaries in the 21st century.

The veterinary profession is essentially different nowadays from it looked like in the past – it is no longer a general field of science, but rather specialized and diversified, meeting the new requirements of husbandry and public health care, and sensitive to the demands arising out of the enhanced relations between people and pets in the urban environment.

These specialists work in the public and private sector, where they, for various reasons, implement preventive measures to protect the health of animals and humans, to ensure welfare and safety of animal-based food products, and to promote the symbiosis of humans and animals.

Therefore, the aim is to protect the animal health and welfare, to prevent the transmission of diseases from animals to humans, and to protect the environment.

These aims are closely linked to the scientific progress which is plays a central role at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Timisoara.

The courses are structured as follows:

  • Veterinary Medicine: the course is delivered in Romanian, 6 years, 360 credits;
  • Veterinary Medicine: the course is delivered in English for the first 3 years and in Romanian for the following 3 years, 360 credits.

Foreign applicants need to take a test in Romanian to be admitted to the Veterinary Medicine program.

In other respects, the same rules apply as to the Romanian citizens. The skills to be acquired while studying veterinary medicine at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Timisoara can be summarized as follows:

  • disease diagnostics and treatment;
  • solutions with regard to the quality and health properties of animal-based products;
  • animal and public health care;
  • epidemiological and epizootological studies at the individual and group level;
  • effective use of X-ray and ultrasound diagnostics;
  • diagnosing and appropriate procedures;
  • acquisition of skills and competencies for emergency cases and first aid;
  • recognition of incurable diseases, recommendation of euthanasia and its execution using methods as allowed by the law;
  • acquisition of appropriate skills for antemortem inspection;
  • acquisition of the required methodological and cultural knowledge for lifelong learning, as well as basics of research methods.

The recognition of diplomas and certificates awarded at Banat University in Timisoara is stipulated in the Accession and Reciprocity Pact within the Bologna Declaration (June 1999) acceded by the faculty.

Graduates have various employment options in the field of veterinary medicine, for example:

  • research and development institutes
  • pharmaceutic industry
  • commercial veterinary companies
  • veterinary polyclinics
  • private veterinary clinics
  • veterinary pharmacy stores.

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Timisoara is part of the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. Located in the suburbs to the north from Timisoara, the district is serviced by public transport and is directly connected to the railway station and the rest of the city. It can be reached from Italy through the modern airport situated just 10 km away from the city with daily flights to Rome, Milan, Venice, Bologna, Bari, and other European cities.

It is located in the modern, self-sustaining campus featuring all facilities required for academic and research activities: administrative offices (student office), common library, canteen, dormitory, sandwich bar, big park and car parking.

There are banks and commercial institutions in the vicinity, and one can use all services of a big modern city. There is a modern veterinary hospital working round-the-clock, the “experimental stable” zootechnical learning centre, and a centre of artificial insemination of various animal species.

The European Union has recently financed the procurement of analytical laboratory equipment. The faculty aims at medical/biological and clinical studies, it has established an extensive network with authoritative foreign educational institutions and a number of developing countries, demonstrating its unfailing commitment to social, national, international, economic and medical realities. It implements Erasmus projects with different European faculties, promoting the quality and standards of the profession and veterinary teaching within European countries and beyond. The objective of the teaching process is to train professionals with solid academic background, capable of solving basic problems in the professional practice, to teach students to interpret job prospects and to be attentive to innovations and their potential application in practice.

All professors and freelancers meet at the annual conference taking place in the territory of the campus. The didactic activity consists of the Master’s degree program in Veterinary Medicine. The diploma is valid in the entire territory of the European Community. There are two programs, one in Romanian and the other in English. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Timisoara recognizes European education standards, and the degree diploma in Veterinary Medicine is approved by EAEVE/FVE.

Theoretical/practical classes and tests take place throughout the academic year in groups of 10 to 15 students.

University web-site: http://www.usab-tm.ro/

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