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NOVA- BOVA cooperation

BOVA UN and NOVA UN – cooperation networks between Nordic and Baltic Veterinary, Forestry and Agricultural universities. Networks are maintaining and developing further the ongoing cooperation between the Nordic and Baltic agricultural universities. The program is directly linked to the activities of the Nordic NOVA University as one of its priority areas. In September 1996, Baltic Agricultural Universities signed a formal agreement, thereby establishing BOVA UN (Baltic Veterinary, Forestry and Agricultural University network).

Through promoting higher education and research BOVA UN and NOVA UN aims to better understanding and expertise in sustainable use of the natural resources, food production, rural development, and environmental protection. The cooperation lead to a more efficient use of both intellectual and financial resources and benefit all counterparts in areas of academic education and research in agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences. The main activities are initiation of thematic networks, organisation of intensive courses for MSc and PhD students and for young teachers and researchers as well.

Member universities (faculties) of NOVA-BOVA cooperation programme are:

NOVA Universities BOVA Universities
Aarhus University – Faculty of Science and Technology

University of Helsinki – Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

University of Helsinki – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

University of Eastern Finland -School of Forest Sciences

Agricultural University of Iceland

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Estonian University of Life Sciences

Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies

Vytautas Magnus University – Agriculture Academy

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences – Veterinary Academy,

You may address to local  BOVA coordinator Minvydas Liegus ( for more detailed information.
BOVA web-page: