University Vice-Chancellor Professor Joy Carter and Philip Lymbery, Compassion’s Chief Executive, signed an official agreement intended to strengthen an existing academic bond between the two institutions.
“We are delighted about our partnership with Compassion in World Farming,” said Professor Carter. “The charity’s values resonate with the ethos of the University and our new Centre for Animal Welfare and together we hope to increase society’s knowledge and understanding of animal welfare issues.”
Amongst other things, Compassion is to help develop the University’s postgraduate and research offering in the field of animal welfare science, law, and ethics. Students may benefit from future volunteer and internship opportunities at Compassion, while Mr Lymbery hopes to work with University researchers over the coming years to jointly develop academic publications.
Mr Lymbery has received a University of Winchester visiting professorship and Joyce D’Silva, Compassion’s Ambassador, is to be awarded an honorary doctorate during the institution’s graduation celebrations in October.
“I am honoured to receive a visiting professorship,” he said. “We can all learn from one another in order to improve our knowledge of animal welfare and enable practical steps to be taken towards providing real help for farm animals all over the world as a result.”
This strategic partnership demonstrates the University of Winchester’s long-term commitment to improving the lives of farm animals. Back in 2009, Winchester was the first UK University to receive the Compassion Good Chicken and Good Egg awards, and is believed to be the only university in the UK to currently have entirely free range meat on campus.
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