The Faculty of Pharmacy Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) met the representatives of the Faculty of Pharmacy University of Malaya (UM) virtually via the Zoom platform on April 23, 2021. The meeting, which began at 01.30 pm, was attended by the representatives of both institutions and specifically arranged to discuss the initial plans of collaboration. The discussion was first led by Professor Triana Hertiani, the Vice Dean of Academic and Student Affairs of Faculty of Pharmacy UGM, and was joined later by the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy UGM Professor Agung Endro Nugroho.
After introducing her team, the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy UM Associate Professor Dr Hasniza Zaman Huri expressed her interests in the possibility of having research collaborations with UGM. As a point of contact from the UM’s side, Dr. Izyan Wahab, who previously worked closely with Professor Zullies Ikawati and Dr. Fita Rahmawati, also added several options for starting the collaborations, including student exchange programs. Professor Agung responded that “the good relation between lecturers in our institutions have led to this good chance, and we certainly welcome the proposed ideas.” The meeting was concluded at 03.00 pm, and both sides would proceed with establishing a memorandum of agreement. (Saras)