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International projects

    International cooperation in wildlife research is crucial for tackling global biodiversity challenges. Cross-border collaboration enables sharing of knowledge, resources, and technologies, leading to more effective conservation strategies. This fosters a diverse scientific community, driving innovation and ensuring conservation efforts benefit from varied perspectives. Together, we can achieve a deeper understanding and better protection of our planet's wildlife


    During the last years, we have worked on several projects in Uganda. These projects were foccused on improving the knowledge on brucellosis, Peste des Petits Ruminants, tuberculosis, and other shared diseases between wildlife and domestic animals in rural communities around natural protected areas in western Uganda. We have also studied antimicrobial resistance at the human-livestock-wildlife interface and investigated the use of microbiome and virome to assess the health of chimpanzees in Budongo Forest Reserve.

    We are also part of a recently launched partnership project, promoted by the European Union’s Horizon Europe Programme. This European Partnership on Animal Health and Welfare (EUPAHW) aims to encourage research in animal health and welfare, as well as collaboration with other societal agents, through the lens of One Health and One Welfare. It is one of the most ambitious initiatives launched by the European Commission in recent years. With a global investment of €360 M and a duration of 7 years, it will promote research, innovation, and transfer in animal health and welfare. The University of Ghent coordinates the partnership, which has over 90 members from various countries, including research institutions, universities, and funding agencies.


    We invite you to explore our projects by having a look at our “news” feed.

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