A group of delegates from the Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) headed by the Dean Prof. Agung Endro Nugroho, Ph.D., Apt. was cordially welcomed by Asst. Prof. Rungpetch Sakulbumrungsil, Ph.D., the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Chulalongkorn University on January 28, 2020. The Deans from both universities then introduced their delegation members and began the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the development and promotion of education and research. A discussion following the signing resulted in several planned activities as the first step of implementing the MoU.
A delegation from the Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), led by the Dean Prof. Agung Endro Nugroho, Ph.D., Apt., was in Thailand from January 25 to 29, 2020. The UGM delegation which also consisted of Dr. Satibi, M.Si., Apt., Dr. Susi Ari Kristina, MPH., Apt., and Dr. Dwi Endarti, M.Sc., Apt. paid a reciprocal visit to Mahidol University in Thailand on January 28, 2020.
With the current established mutual relationships between the Faculty of Pharmacy UGM and the Faculty of Pharmacy Mahidol University (MUPY), both universities hope to continue promoting their academic exchanges. The contact between UGM and MUPY goes back to 2013 when the first agreement was signed by former Deans of both universities. Among the delegates, Dr. Susi Ari Kristina and Dr. Dwi Endarti are the alumni of MUPY, and they are bridging the good communication between the lecturers at UGM and MUPY. During the visit, they had a fruitful discussion with the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Program and Social, Economic, and Administrative Pharmacy (SEAP) Division at MUPY.
UGM Pharmacy – There are many reasons why people publish their writings. Among them is to get a promotion, to get an academic degree, some are intentionally intended for financial orientation. Whatever the reason, in making a good scientific paper, one should pay attention to the important variables used in assessing whether the work can be published or not.
At the workshop which was held by the Faculty of Pharmacy UGM for two days on June 24-25, 2019, Professor Vermeulen emphasized that the manuscripts which get good scores from both reviewers and editors are the original manuscripts. “Novel research results and methods will provide added value in the eyes of reviewers,” he explained.
The Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Gadjah Mada (FP UGM) Prof. Dr. Agung Endro Nugroho, M.Si., Apt. along with the Vice Dean for Research, Community Service, Collaboration, and Alumni Dr. Endang Lukitaningsih, M.Si., Apt. gladly received the delegation of the University of the Pacific, California at the Dean’s Office on Friday, June 28, 2019. Among the delegates are Associate Provost for Research Dr. James Uchizono, Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research Dr. Xiaoling Li, and Dr. Miki Park.
Faculty of Pharmacy (FP) UGM received a visit from Deputy Director of Student Development at Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) Singapore on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. He was warmly welcomed by the Dean of FP UGM Prof. Dr. Agung Endro Nugroho, M.Si., Apt. along with the Board of Vice Deans Prof. Dr. Triana Hertiani, M.Si., Apt. and Dr. Endang Lukitaningsih, M.Si., Apt. at the Dean’s Office.
Proposing to collaborate in organizing an immersion program, Dr. Koh mentioned, “our students in Singapore are required to attend an overseas immersion program, and we notice that Indonesia particularly Yogyakarta provides a strategic and good environment.” The proposed program is primarily designed to allow the students to develop cultural awareness and to learn about certain topics related to pharmaceutical sciences. In line with the proposed concept, Professor Hertiani briefly described the Jamu Summer Course Program which has been held these past three years and could be tailored to accommodate both students from FP UGM and NP Singapore. The program is to be further discussed with the persons in charge of both institutions in July. The Dean closed the meeting hoped “the program would be sustainable and successful.” (Saras)
Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) has opened collaboration with College of Pharmacy Taipei Medical University (TMU). The collaboration was established during the visit made by the Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy UGM, Prof. Dr. Agung Endro Nugroho, M.Si., Apt., along with the Vice Deans Dr. Endang Lukitaningsih, M.Si., Apt. and Dr. Satibi, M.Si., Apt. to Taiwan on February 2.
Their visit was warmly welcomed by the Vice President of TMU and the Dean of College of Pharmacy TMU Prof. Chieh-Hsi Wu and Prof. Jing-Ping Liou, respectively. The memorandum of agreement signing ceremony was also attended by Prof. Wei-Chiao Chang, Prof. Hsiang-Yin Chen, Prof. Jen-Ai Lee, Prof. Ching-Chiung Wang, and Prof. Heng-Lin of TMU. College of Pharmacy at TMU manages six smaller units namely School of Pharmacy (bachelor/master/PhD programs), Graduate Institute of Pharmacognosy, Master Program for Clinical Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacoproteomics, Master Program for Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals, PhD Program in Biotechnology Research and Development, and PhD Program for Clinical Drug Discovery from Botanical Herbs.
The Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Prof. Dr. Agung Endro Nugroho, M.Si., Apt., along with the Vice Deans Dr. Endang Lukitaningsih, M.Si., Apt. and Dr. Satibi, M.Si., Apt. paid a reciprocal visit to China Medical University (CMU) on Friday, February 2. The initiation of this collaboration has been started since the Dean of Office of Global Affairs TMU Prof. Liang-Yo Yang made an official visit to Faculty of Pharmacy UGM in September 2017. He invited the UGM researchers or alumni to pursue a PhD program and develop research collaboration at CMU.
Turning 71, Faculty of Pharmacy UGM keeps working toward providing a good example for other pharmaceutical institutions by making various improvements. Although it has produced many graduates and achievements, Faculty of Pharmacy UGM continues to improve it services in education and administration.
Therefore, in academic year 2017/2018, the beginning of curriculum 2017 implementation, education based on learning outcomes leading to pharmacist profession is enacted for the bachelor programme. This curriculum is characterised with integration of soft skills as a form of learning and assessment methods renewal.
Pharmacist profession building process for 65 years in Indonesia has indeed brought many changes. Regulations have been made as such to go in line with pharmaceutical practices. Corresponding to Government Regulation no 51/2009 on pharmaceutical works, the role of pharmacist has been concretely and clearly defined. With this regulation, the pharmacist is expected to focus more on giving pharmaceutical care so that the patient receives optimal outcome of the drug and treatment. Unfortunately, this thing is still hard to implement.
FMB or Pharmacy Got Talent is one of the series of the Anniversary Celebration of Faculty of Pharmacy UGM held on September 21, 2017. Bringing up a theme “Unity over Culture Diversity”, the performance from each class is expected to be able to unite the diversities of ethnics, cultures, thoughts, and talents. Therefore, FMB also provides a chance to show the hidden talents in front of whole students of Faculty of Pharmacy UGM. FMB is officially opened by Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy UGM. “The faculty always supports various student activities to practice their soft skills and talents,” said the Dean in his speech.