For the first time in Hungary, planned for the autumn of 2022, specialized programs in animal welfare for veterinary professionals and lawyers will be launched. The cooperation agreement, which also announces the establishment of the animal welfare law program, was signed on February 22 by Prof. Dr. Péter Sótonyi, the rector of the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, and Prof. Dr. Zita Horváth, the rector of the University of Miskolc, at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Budapest.
The agreement specifically aims to bridge the fields of legal and veterinary sciences. Both universities undertake to seek and initiate interdisciplinary joint research and training in the areas where legal and veterinary sciences intersect, with particular emphasis on animal welfare. They will mutually support each other’s work in professional, educational, and scientific research programs, as well as joint grant activities, to expand the professional competencies of students, teachers, and researchers and promote their research efforts. They commit to promoting each other’s successful professional, educational, and scientific activities. The agreement also covers the joint organization and implementation of professional training courses, and scientific conferences, as well as the development of new joint educational programs and teaching materials.