EU funding for Knowledge Alliances Project
Academics in TCD's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, led by Prof. Anne Marie Healy, have recently secured 315,000 euro in EU funding under the Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme Knowledge Alliance for a two-year project entitled Linking Industry and Academia in Teaching Pharmaceutical Development and Manufacture (LIAT-Ph).
The consortium, which Prof. Healy will lead, brings together five higher education institutions and seven companies from different countries across Europe (Ireland, Serbia, Slovenia, Finland and United Kingdom). The objectives of the project are to: (i) explore the learning needs of pharmacy students, at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, in relation to the competencies in industrial pharmacy; (ii) work together on the development of curricula (content, teaching/learning methods and educational materials) and (iii) develop and deliver joint modules, as part of a structured PhD programme and/or CPD courses for industrial pharmacists and other professionals working in the bio/pharmaceutical industry.
Project partners are: Trinity College Dublin, University of Belgrade, University of Ljubljana, University of Helsinki, Queen's University Belfast, Amebis Ltd., APC Ltd., Brinox inzeniring d.o.o., Innopharma Labs Ltd., NIBRT, Pfizer Ltd., Sigmoid Pharma Ltd.