The MVPH Master Course Concept and Delivery

Since 2003 the “Master in Veterinary Public Health(MVPH)” is jointly executed with the Chiang Mai University (CMU) in Thailand (

Currently, the 5th Joint MVPH course is on-going and applications for the 6th MVPH Course 2013 – 2015 are welcome.

Our partner in this Cross-Border Joint Degree Programme, the Veterinary Faculty of CMU, provides excellent facilities and established the Veterinary Public Health Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP) ( This centre is the point of reference for the Southeast- Asia region in training, extension services and research in VPH.

In course delivery the Institute for Meat Hygiene, Meat Technology and Food Science, Department of Farm Animal and Public Health in Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna / Austria ( - - one of the most reputed European institutions in the field of research and teaching in hygiene and technology of food of animal origin - - has been involved since the very beginning.

Co-funding for the Joint MVPH Programme was provided by the EU AsiaLink Programme for regional and multilateral networking between higher education institutions in Europe, South and South East Asia as from 2003 – 2006.

Scholarships are resp. had been provided by the Thai Ministry of Education, private companies from Southeast Asia, USAID and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The Information Brochure about the Joint Master Programme in VPH can be downloaded here.

DAAD with its special support programme “Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries” , for which we qualified from the very beginning,  is not only awarding an annual quota of scholarships to the course but also funding tutorial, professional and technical support for the scholarship holders.


An animated version of the curriculum can be downloaded here.


The ALUMNI network

Upon completion of the 4th Joint MVPH Course in September 2011 45 graduates from 13 countries (Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal ,PR China) are now enjoying the alumni status and most of them became members of our “Veterinary Public Health Association for Asia Pacific” (see also facebook)  .

In October 2010 the 1st DAAD Alumni Workshop “The concept `One health- One medicine´: Chances and challenges for Veterinary Public Health (VPH) in Asia” was held at the partner university in Chiang Mai.