On November 1, the pharmaceutical market leader – Farmak held a round table discussion for representatives of specialized universities and departments of the leading high schools of Ukraine. The main issue discussed at the event was priorities for cooperation of higher educational institutions and Farmak to improve quality of the specialized education.
The round table was attended by directors and key executives of Farmak and the First Vice-Principal of the National Academy of Pharmacy of Ukraine (NApU), deans and heads of departments of NApU, the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute named after Igor Sikorsky" and the Kyiv National University of Technology and Design. In total, more than 30 experts took part in the event.
The meeting discussed qualification requirements for graduates, terms of internships, joint conferences, schools and seminars for students and young scientists. They also spoke about involvement of Farmak experts in the development of curricula and training programs, as well as their participation in the educational process and work of entrance examination boards etc.
Also, participants of the round table had a tour to the production and analytical laboratory and observed work of a modern pharmaceutical facility.
Victoria Kondrashyhina, Farmak HR Director: "For many years, Farmak has been working closely with professional high schools and universities having the specialized faculties and departments. Many students underwent their internship here. For example, more than 200 best students from nearly 15 specialized universities and departments from all over Ukraine were trained at our Company in 2015-2016. The best ones are invited to the internship every year, with the aim of further employment.
Farmak seeks to conduct the practical training so that students were able to get real practical knowledge of the modern pharmaceutical production, high-tech facilities and production processes.
Bringing quality of graduates training to the level meeting the actual needs and requirements of the modern pharmaceutical production is one of the topical issues. The roundtable discussion tries to address this need. Jointly with our colleagues from universities, we are going to develop a cooperation model to prepare next generations of young qualified specialists capable to develop the pharmaceutical industry of Ukraine. "
Alla Kotvitska, the First Vice-Principal of the National University of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy, Professor, Honored Worker of Science of Ukraine: "Such meetings like today's round table are extremely useful and relevant. By the way, this is the first event of this format I was invited to. The relevant cooperation helps developing the pharmaceutical education.
Today the academic community, the pharmaceutical high schools, business and employers have found the basic lines of cooperation and collaboration that can yield future results both for universities and such enterprises as Farmak. We will elaborate valuable ideas and communications of today’s discussion to ultimately implement all plans. Because the curriculum is an extremely lively and dynamic document and any rational supplements will always be relevant and topical."
Following the discussion, they have agreed upon and scheduled further cooperation between Farmak and specialized higher education institutions.
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