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Diploma Programme in Veterinary Medicine

The Diploma Programme in Veterinary Medicine provides scientific and practical training for the veterinary profession in all disciplines. The training is intended to impart sound basic knowledge in all sub-areas of veterinary medicine and enable practical skills and problem-solving capacity through practice-oriented teaching.

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The aim of studying biomedicine and biotechnology at the University of Veterinary Medicine is to familiarize students with the most important basics of scientific and veterinary medicine subjects as well as molecular methods.
The training educates students to work in an interdisciplinary and problem-oriented manner and enables graduates to easily integrate into a scientific project group.
The students are enabled to apply their acquired knowledge and skills both in a professionally appropriate environment and to find their way around and establish themselves in other professional fields.

To the bachelor's programme

The Bachelor’s Programme in Equine Sciences (curriculum published in the bulletin of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna on June 24, 2019, academic year 2018/19, 26th issue, number 88), which was set up jointly with the University of  Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), has been discontinued. A new or re-admission to this course of study is not permitted from the winter semester 2021/22. (published in the bulletin of April 1, 2021).

Those students who have started the Bachelor’s Programme in Equine Sciences in the current winter semester 2020/21 can complete the programme within the usual period for bachelor’s degrees until the summer semester 2025.

The study of equine science serves to acquire a comprehensive basic knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of horse management, stud farms and horse breeding as well as equestrian sport, including the associated tasks in health care and business administration. In addition to imparting basic knowledge, which is likely to last for a long time in professional life, there should also be space for acquiring, practicing and problem-related implementation of knowledge and skills.

To the bachelor's programme

The interdisciplinary master's programme in Comparative Biomedicine focuses on infectious and tumor diseases, which pose great challenges to our health system, not least under the aspect of the imminent consequences of demographic change. The course was designed according to the latest research findings in order to train urgently needed specialists for these challenges.

To the master's programme

From the 2021 academic year, students can take a research-oriented master’s programme in Human-Animal Interactions, which introduces them to current research issues in the natural sciences and humanities involved and sheds more light on them. The course is offered by the Messerli Research Institute in cooperation with the Institute for Animal Welfare and Animal Husbandry, the Domestication Lab as well as the clinics and other institutes of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna.

To the master's programme

Many wild animal species have an important ecological function that needs to be preserved or promoted. Other species are of economic importance due to their use (hunting, fishing). Still others harbor potential for conflict between different interest groups (nature conservation, agriculture, etc.) after their naturalization or immigration. And last but not least, some wild animal species are endangered, so that laws and regulations must be complied with on a national and international level.
The Wildlife Ecology and Wildlife Management master’s programme is a cooperation between the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.

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From the 2016/17 winter semester, the Master’s programme in "Evolutionary Systems Biology" will be offered as a jointly established degree at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna and the University of Vienna.

The aim of the English-language Master’s programme in Evolutionary Systems Biology at the University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine is to train graduates who, as scientists, can work on current research questions in the field of evolutionary systems biology using modern methods. In addition, they are able to adequately represent the subject in basic research as well as in applied areas. The focus of the course lies in the combination of the three sub-fields "Population Genetics", "Quantitative Biology and Systems Biology", and "Evolutionary Developmental Biology (EvoDevo) and Molecular Evolution". The course promotes the interdisciplinary networking of biological disciplines with quantitative courses such as mathematics, statistics and computer science.

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