The College of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine (CAVM) – (The College’s new name from this academic year 2021-2022) - is a unique national asset. It is a beacon of distinctive learning that shares valuable knowledge regarding plant/animal health and production with youth aspiring to be future leaders/experts in these disciplines. The new name of the college is a signal that the college is indeed more focused on Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine than ever before to ensure food security, safety, and sustainability.
The college welcomes new undergraduates (Bachelors) and graduates (Masters and Ph.D.) to our diverse professional programs in Agriculture, Food Science, and Veterinary Medicine. Our research farms and laboratories are an integral part of our social and societal responsibility and a key to our interaction with the industry and national agencies.
In the 2020s era, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought food security to the national forefront. UAE’s aspiration to be #1 in the Global Food Security Index by 2050 is serious. CAVM will play a decisive role in fulfilling these aspirations by producing graduates in key areas that will support the goal while engaging in R&D that will facilitate the advancement of this goal.
At a time when food security, safety, and nutritional value of food are of paramount importance, the College plays vital roles in three key areas: Agriculture, Food Science, and Veterinary Medicine. We aspire to be national and regional leaders in these areas and have dedicated ourselves to providing high-quality education and research, which benefits the nation and all our constituents. The CAVM Business Plan 2021-2023 is a roadmap to this progression.
We endeavor to engage young people and intend to develop local Emirati expertise. We aim to produce a new generation of leaders with the vision to further advance these key areas as the United Arab Emirates marches into a new era of innovation, entrepreneurship, and self-sufficiency.
Our students are the most important pillar of this College. They are our hope and inspiration for the future. Moreover, they are the reason why we, the faculty, staff, and administrators, come every day with excitement and enthusiasm to ensure that they acquire the best knowledge and skills in food, agriculture, and veterinary medicine. We will continue to strive towards making learning challenging, curiosity-driven, result-oriented, and fun. We aim to graduate students who will have an eye on tomorrow’s global food security problems and will lead the nation and the world in finding sustainable solutions.
The future of the college lies in research. We envision interdisciplinary research laboratories of excellence that align with national needs. In promoting these centers, we will draw expertise from various colleges at the UAEU, collaborate with national institutions and organizations, and engage with leading universities from around the world. These laboratories will serve as a national think-tank fulfilling our aspiration to be regional and global leaders in select disciplines.
I see the coming years 2021-2023 as an exciting period for the college. We are embracing change outlined in our Business Plan, and seek to position ourselves as a regional leader in key disciplines vital to the Middle East and beyond for strengthening nutritious food production.
The College of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine welcomes you to partner with us in your educational journey and in developing solutions important to the industry and society.
Prof. Bhanu Chowdhary
Dean, College of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine
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