FIP, as the global leader for pharmacy, has taken the initiative to build the “FIP World List of Pharmacy Schools”, which will be the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of pharmacy institutions from around the world. This global list is intended to guide all pharmacy stakeholders, from students to policymakers, in assessing the appropriateness and effectiveness of pharmacy education strategies. The availability, completeness and quality of FIP’s World List of Pharmacy Schools means it will provide a unique source of information for pharmaceutical workforce policies, procedures and plans.
Further background on the FIP World List of Pharmacy Schools:
The FIP World List of Pharmacy Schools is an initiative to monitor pharmaceutical capacity and capability, similar to those of many other global organisations, such as the World Medical Schools List held by the World Medical Association. Given 2021 is the World Health Organization’s Year of Health and Care Workers, the need for our global organisations to demonstrate increased capacity in all health workers is key to ensure our professions are not further diminished but amplified.
FIP is a founder member of the World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) with doctors, nurses, dentists, and physiotherapists. All WHPA members have been requested to feedback their schools’ status to the WHO as part of pandemic preparedness, and FIP having a list of accredited pharmacy schools will help to identify where schools may be needed and created to ensure long-term pharmaceutical workforce capacity.
The Faculty of Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Technologies is one of the oldest at the University. Its history began with the University foundation in 1930. Educational process at the Faculty is carried out according to up-to-days educational programs on the basis of innovative approaches, technologies, and teaching methods. The faculty is an active research center, constantly develops its human resources, and creates the platform for scientific discussions and innovative project development. According to CEOWORLD Magazine, KNUTD is at the 65th position in ranking "100 best medical and pharmaceutical schools 2021".
In 2001 the Regional office of the National University of Pharmacy was organized at the Faculty in accordance with the relevant agreement on joint training of students. Soon, in 2002 the basis of today's Department of Pharmaceutical Industry – the Department of Organic and Analytical Chemistry was organized. The objective of the department was to create conditions for the development of a new study program at University "Pharmaceutical technologies". In 2008, the study program was accredited, and the first specialists in Pharmacy graduated. Today Bachelor`s, Master’s, and PhD Programs "Industrial Pharmacy" are licensed and accredited. The Program is in the greatest demand at the Faculty of Chemical and Biopharmaceutical Technologies. Almost 100 entrants enter University every year to this Program.
The material and technical base of the department allows to train students on the best domestic and foreign education standards. The department has a specialized educational and scientific laboratory of molecular pharmacology, hemogenomics and biogerontology, which involves the best students. Laboratories are equipped with the most modern equipment. Formation of the future specialist includes not only the combination of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in laboratories, but also directly the passage of general engineering, technological and externship practical works at leading enterprises of Ukraine: PJSC "FC" Darnitsa", JSC "Farmak", Corporation "Arterіum", PJSC SIC “Borshchahivskiy CPP and JV "Sperco-Ukraine".
Scientific Activities of the Department of Pharmaceutical Industry realizes in accordance with the scientific directions of the University: “The study of biologically active substances and excipients with the prospect of their use in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals”. The Department cooperates with the Department of Industrial Pharmacy (National Pharmaceutical University, Kharkiv), with the Department of Technologies of Biologically Active Compounds, Pharmacy and Biotechnology (National University "Lvivska Polytechnica", Lviv) and the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine).
The development of the department, the expansion of research in the field of industrial pharmacy with the broad involvement in research the leading professionals, young scientists, and students fully meet the needs of the industry and state target programs in the health sector at both regional and national levels. The practice-oriented approach in education, which based on the direct students' work at leading pharmaceutical companies and the research work at the Department of Industrial Pharmacy KNUTD, provides dynamic development of scientific capacity.