SAFOSO is affiliated with the Veterinary Public Health Institute, VETSUISSE Faculty, University of Bern, Switzerland. The collaboration consists of ongoing activities at various levels, including co-supervision of graduate students and collaborative research projects. For example, VPHI coordinated a collaborative project to prioritise the risk of antimicrobial resistance according to usage of antimicrobials in different livestock species. In another projects, tools for e-learning were jointly developed and implemented. The collaboration has been formalised since 2012 on the basis of an agreement which provides SAFOSO staff the status of adjunct researchers of the University of Bern.