Education in universities plays an important role in society. This blog will explore the courses, groups, and activities at the university level in the top Asian universities. The universities selected in this article are the Top 5 universities in 2021 based on the QS World University Ranking 2021, including:
1. National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore;
2. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), Singapore, Singapore;
3. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China;
4. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China; and
5. Peking University, Beijing, China.
National University of Singapore (NUS)
The NUS Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) was set up in 2004 “to achieve the best practice by international standards of animal ethics in all animal care and use program in NUS”. Members of the IACUC include veterinarians and scientists, etc. NUS has been an AAALAC-accredited institution since 2010. IACUC provides training courses for “all staff and students caring for, and using live vertebrates for scientific purposes (research, training, and teaching)” to ensure animals to be used in a humane and ethical manner. IACUC has training courses based on the guidelines of Responsible Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (RCULA) (for the use of common laboratory mammals), and Responsible Care and Use of Fish (RCUF) (for the use of fish) by the National Advisory Committee for Laboratory Animal Research (NACLAR). IACUC also has Education and Training for the Humane Care and Use of Animals policy, and the platform to report Animal care and use concerns.
PEACE stands for People Ending Animal Cruelty and Exploitation. NUS PEACE is an interest group established by students in 2006, affiliated with the National University of Singapore to make the world a better place for animals. NUS PEACE has the subcommittees of Cat Cafe, Paw Friends, Therapy Dogs Programme, VEGE (Vision of Equality for a Greener Earth), and projects for Animal Welfare Symposiums, Puppy Mill, Illegal Ivory Trade, Himalayan Mutt, and Therapy Dog.