Starting in 2012, the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) initiated a number of continuing educational programs in China as part of an effort to build the college into a leading institute to provide quality veterinary education and research at international level. The success of these programs are partially due to the fast-paced economic development in China and high demand for expertise and knowledge in animal production and veterinary medicine. These programs have proved to be effective tools for knowledge dissemination and brand-building for both the CVM and the University of Minnesota. To further strengthen the CVM’s efforts to develop and implement global educational and research activities in China, the college established the CVM China Program Office.
The mission of the CVM China Program Office is to promote the
CVM as the leading veterinary college at the global level with a focus
in China, through developing educational and training programs,
exploring and fostering international collaboration and partnerships,
and gaining access to additional teaching and research resources.
• Develop China-focused global continuing educational programs to promote the educational missions of the College of Veterinary Medicine and University of Minnesota.
• Explore opportunities with Chinese universities and institutes to support graduate programs and collaborative research.
• Develop and foster partnerships with private sectors of the Chinese food-animal production industry in the areas of animal disease control and surveillance
programs through information and resource sharing.
• Assist CVM faculty and students with teaching, collaborative
research, and exchange programs in China.
• Serve as a liaison between the CVM and the University for
• China-related activities, enhancing the CVM’s reputation for
international efforts at the University.
The CVM China Program Office has been involved in the following activities:
• Assisting in recruiting and evaluating graduate students and swine certificate program students
• Providing advice and logistical support for students and visiting scholars from China
• Facilitating faculty members’ China-related projects and activities
• Participating in developing and implementing telepathology programs in China
• Hosting visitors from the CVM’s Chinese partners
Benefits to the University and College
• Building the CVM/University of Minnesota reputation and competitiveness in global continuing education, training, and research
• Advancing our research program
• Generating revenue for graduate studies and leveraging teaching and research resources to more effectively accomplish the CVM’s missions
• Providing global learning opportunities and experiences for CVM students and faculty
Frank Liu, MS, PhD, MBA
CVM China Program Office