This was announced by Sergey Zemlyukov, the Rector of the University, at the conference on the activities of Altai State University (ASU) as the core higher learning institution.
“The faculty will prepare not only the professionals for the pharmaceutical industry, but also the researchers with competences to develop new areas for the use of medicinal herbs and other resources of Altai Krai,” he said.
Currently, there is no such educational institution in the Siberian Federal District.
“We are planning to transform our faculty of chemistry into the faculty of chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences, said Alexander Miroshnichenko, the Vice-Rector for Science and Innovation of ASU. “There are two new areas of training, including the pharmaceutical sciences and a master’s program in pharmaceutical engineering. The region has two major pharmaceutical companies (Altaivitamin and Evalar), that have a need for qualified personnel.”
The faculty of chemistry already has programs on innovative technology in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
“They are mostly focused on the manufacturing of substances that are being developed in collaboration with Altaivitamin, our industrial partner,” said Natalia Bazanova, the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. “Previously, these activities were carried out in the core departments but, now, we have got licenses for new areas and will use them for education of the pharmaceutical professionals,” she said.