Veterinary Education Establishment Twinning Project

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Project Updates

Check out the video of our visiting Sokoine students describing their experience participating in clinical rotations at Kansas State University.

Read the Final Report from Workshop 1 at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania.

Find more information about the Twinning Project on our printable brochures.


Today, animal and human health threats are global in nature, and solutions require a multidisciplinary global approach.

To address the challenges facing veterinary medicine, K-State College of Veterinary Medicine and Sokoine University of Agriculture College of Veterinary and Medical Sciences (Morogoro, Tanzania) have partnered in a twinning project supported by the World Organisation for Animal Health (the OIE).

The project aims to enhance the quality of veterinary education in both colleges and to foster long lasting cooperation between the two partners. In addition to strengthening veterinary curricula to meet OIE guidelines, the project facilitates international solidarity, and the development of better health interventions through research and knowledge exchange.

Veterinary education underpins the ability of the National Veterinary Services to detect health threats early and to respond to them effectively. The ability of one country to respond to a disease threat reduces the risk to all others. This is the reason that the OIE is promoting veterinary education as a global public good. The OIE Twinning Program is working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment around the world by advancing academic veterinary medicine.

Objectives of the Twinning Project

  • Improve veterinary education by integrating the OIE Model Core Veterinary Curriculum
  • Establish Sokoine as a Center of Excellence for Education in Southern and East Africa
  • Contribute to strengthening national veterinary services in Tanzania
  • Foster a network of students and faculty between the two colleges
  • Create opportunities for joint research


  • A mutually beneficial 'smart partnership
  • A global perspective – different country, setting, production systems, and disease challenges
  • Shared resources, techniques and expertise
  • Broader and fuller educational experience
  • International network of students, faculty, staff, post docs, researchers
  • New research opportunities



Learn more about our partner college, Sokoine University of Agriculture - College of Veterinary and Medical Science

Read about the World Organisation for Animal Health's (OIE) initiatives to ensure quality veterinary education around the world. Also make sure to check out the OIE's Competencies of graduating veterinarians ('Day 1 graduates') to assure National Veterinary Services of quality.