The RVC has strengthened its ongoing educational twinning project with the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) by welcoming a delegation to its London headquarters.

The delegation with RVC colleagues.
The delegation with RVC colleagues.

The project, which is sponsored by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), aims to develop the teaching expertise of faculty from both institutions through:

  • mutual visits
  • official communication
  • research projects
  • integration with joint specialist workshops in different areas of veterinary medicine

Group effort

It includes the participation of the Ministry of Agriculture for Jordan and experts from the Arab world.

The project focuses on undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and professional development, and has funded a number of grants for graduate students from both universities.

A regular exchange of undergraduate students and teaching faculty members has also taken place.


While in the UK, the party also spent time in the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, at the RVC’s Hawkshead campus, and the Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital at Camden.

An RVC delegation plans to meet colleagues in Jordan in the autumn to continue to develop the project.

RVC principal Stuart Reid said: “The RVC is very proud to be an integral part of the further development of veterinary education in Jordan and the Middle East with our international partners and the essential support from the OIE.

“The RVC-JUST Twinning and, in particular, the 10 twinned masters students speaks directly to our one health agenda and the fact we are very much open for business on an international stage.”

View your activity >

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of


related content

Farmers who don’t treat their animals to avoid sheep scab could be making the most economically sensible decision, University of Bristol research suggests.

4 mins

A novel study by US scientists may help British vets distinguish animal abuse from accidental trauma and “give a voice to the voiceless”.

4 mins

Circulation of the pathogen causing brucellosis, Brucella melitensis, could have been sustained within goat populations in the Neolithic Age, research suggests.

5 mins

The University of Liverpool has defended a job advert for a senior clinical research fellowship post that offered different salaries for medical and veterinary applicants.

4 mins

Three scholarships are available for a programme that aims to help vet nurses attain veterinary technician specialist (emergency and critical care) certification in the UK.

4 mins

A breakthrough that could help manage canine epilepsy by reducing seizures has been described by an RVC scientist involved in the research as “the most exciting thing I have done in my career”.

4 mins