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Evaluation by the EAEVE

In 2008, the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Foundation was positively evaluated by the European Association for Establishments of Veterinary Education. The European Association for Establishments of Veterinary Education (EAEVE) regularly evaluates training centers for veterinary medicine in Europe on behalf of the EU, in order to guarantee a high standard in the training of veterinarians all over Europe.


In their final report, the experts write that the minimum requirements for veterinary education made by the EU are clearly exceeded by the TiHo. The independence of the TiHo thereby affects the teaching in an extraordinarily positive and exemplary manner. Furthermore, the experts praised:


  • the high employee motivation
  • the quality of teaching material and the high patient numbers during education
  • the good practical training and the good supervision
  • teaching courses in animal production and animal hygiene
  • the teaching and research estate in Ruthe
  • the branch for epidemiology in Bakum
  • excellent research
  • the offer of Europe-wide recognized further education in veterinary medicine (European College Certifications)
  • advanced and continuing education offerings for veterinarians


Five international subject-specific experts from pre-clinic, clinic, food hygiene, animal production and from the practice visited the TiHo in order to get an exact picture of the training quality:


  • Prof. Marc Gogny, France, basic research
  • Prof. Pablo Hernandez, Spain, food hygiene
  • Prof. Petr Horin, Czech Republic, animal production
  • Prof. Aart Dekruif, Belgium, clinical research
  • Dr. Oliver Glardon, Switzerland, practicing veterinaries


The program of the experts included short visits in the courses, conversations with students, professors, research assistants and employees from technical service and administration.


The aim of the evaluation should be to check whether the TiHo meets the minimum requirements for veterinary training set out in an EU directive. After the positive evaluation, the TiHo will be included in a list of educational institutions for veterinary medicine evaluated and approved by the EAEVE.  With inclusion in this list, the state examinations taken at the TiHo will be recognized at European educational institutions. Occupational freedom within the EU and possibly beyond is also associated with this.

Report EAEVE

Final Report EAEVE, 2008
118 KB / PDF

Teaching Reports

Teaching Report 2012
554 KB / PDF
Teaching Report 2010
280 KB / PDF

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