SDGs Stories

FJCU collaborates with research centers in the EN for the welfare of laboratory animals 2020

International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC)

Associate Professor Yen-Lin Chiu: Yes, as an active member of our university’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), Professor Chiu attended the International Symposium for Alternatives to Lab Animal Testing held in September 2019 at Academia Sinica. By taking part in discussions and sharing a summary of the lectures given by leading experts of the European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) and the Korea Institute of Toxicology, Professor Chiu helped to promote international best practices in the field of animal welfare.

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* FJCU implements SDG-related projects and policies
* FJCU collaborates with research centers in the EU for the welfare of laboratory animals
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* FJCU works with Duke University to research the effects of PM2.5 on human health, which in turn will raise global awareness of the issue of air pollution
* In collaboration with domestic and international universities, FJCU is committed to cross-institutional understanding of the compatibility of SDGs with institutional and regional development
* FJCU works with government agencies, for-profit organizations, and non-profit organizations to understand and take action on the SDGs’ universal social governance mechanisms
* FJCU’s Master’s Program in Social Enterprise upholds the university’s role in society
* FJCU collaborates with B Lap Taiwan to found the first B Corp Program in the Asia-Pacific region