One Health Frontier Graduate School of Excellence

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The One Health Frontier Graduate School of Excellence is a four-year doctoral program offered by Hokkaido University’s Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine and Graduate School of Infectious Diseases. To help protect humans and animals from infectious diseases and hazardous chemicals and build a sustainable healthy environment, the program aims to foster outstanding experts who have clear vision of disease control and prevention, and are able to design and implement solutions towards One Health.



To ensure its goal, the program facilitates interdisciplinary studies including veterinary medicine, infectious disease, general medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, health science, and environmental science. Students will gain a variety of experience in collaborative research and cooperative activities with international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), as well as private companies.

The program consists of four modules that allow the students to practice theoretical and practical skill-building through a series of training. The course also opens part of modules to students with a background in humanities and social sciences to promote interdisciplinary interactions.


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