[Voice from Students in Japan] Ms. Carol Mwale | Hokkaido University

Study in Japan for Africa- Ms Carol Mwale- Zambia

Ms. Carol Mwale



PhD student

Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Surgery laboratory

Hokkaido University

Study & Research

I am now pursuing PhD degree in Veterinary Anesthesiology. My research is focused on the influence of local anesthetics on joint disease. I will study the effects of local anesthetics on cells and inflammatory factors associated with osteoarthritis. My goal is to highlight different ways that local anesthetics affect cells apart from their most common use of causing loss of sensation in specific parts of the body.


Reasons to Choose Japan & Desired Future Career Path

I chose to study in Japan because of the long-term close relations between the University of Zambia School of Veterinary Medicine, where I obtained my Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree (BVM), and Hokkaido University Graduate school of Veterinary Medicine. My future career path is to be a researcher, lecturer and clinician in Veterinary Anesthesia.


Message for Prospective Students

Studying in Japan can be an opportunity to get a broader view of research and create collaborations for your future career. Studying abroad can also give an opportunity to appreciate a global view of the world through experiences with people from different countries and cultures and can help you have a better appreciation of the potential we have to develop our home countries.