Supporting UNAIR Towards Top 500 World Universities, FKH Holds International Conference

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PROF. Fedik Abdul Rantam, DVM., PhD., in The Third Veterinary Medicine International Conference (VMIC), held by FKH in Tandjung Adiwinata Room on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. (Photo: By courtesy)
PROF. Fedik Abdul Rantam, DVM., PhD., in The Third Veterinary Medicine International Conference (VMIC), held by FKH in Tandjung Adiwinata Room on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. (Photo: By courtesy)

UNAIR NEWS – Efforts to support Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) to be among Top 500 global universities are continuously made.  Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH) actualized their support by holding an international conference.

The event titled The Third Veterinary Medicine International Conference (VMIC) was held by FKH in Tandjung Adiwinata Room on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Prof. Fedik Abdul Rantam, DVM., PhD., said that the conference was an event accommodating students and lecturers to publish their works internationally.

“This is actually a follow-up conference, a tradition we have developed scientifically to accommodate students, lecturers, young researchers, and senior researchers to present their works and research results for international publications, “said the Vice Dean I of FKH UNAIR.

The final target, he continued, is to improve UNAIR’s position in the world ranking, by the number of journal papers published internationally.

“The final target is actually to support the university to reach Top 500 World Class University (WCU). So, through this event we hope that internationally published papers will increase so we can improve our position as well, “he said.

“Global One Health Transform Paradigm, Science, and Sustainable Development” was the theme of the event and there were prominent speakers from various countries. There were Prof. Dr. Mohd. Zamri Saad from Universiti Putra Malaysia; Amir Shehzad, B.Sc., DVM. from Pakistan; Prof. Hiroshi Sato, DVM, PhD., From Yamaguchi University, Japan; and Muhammad Yunus, DVM., M. Kes., PhD., from UNAIR as the first keynote lectures. The second keynote lectures were from Dr.rer.Nat. Roman Stoyloff, Dipl.Biochem., of GERBU Institute, Germany; Prof. Jonathan Makuwira, PhD., from Malawai University, Africa; and Prof. Fedik Abdul Rantam, DVM., PhD., from UNAIR.

“I myself talked about the global one health problem 4.0. One health is the harmony between animals, humans, and the environment in health and disease. So, we are not only treating the humans or only treating animals, but also the environment, “he explained.

“All three must be treated the same so there will be no new variants of diseases coming together. So, now there must be harmonization of these 3 angles, the environment, human health, and animal health, “he added.

The conference was attended by students and lecturers, both from UNAIR and outside UNAIR, to international students. In the future, Prof. Fedik said there will be a larger event involving other faculties such as FKM, FK, FKG, and environmental engineering, so that harmonization can be achieved. (*)

Author: Lailatul Fitriani

Editor: Feri Fenoria

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