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University of the Western Cape
Proud member of the FIP Academic Institutional Membership

University of the Western Cape

School of Pharmacy

The Faculty of Natural Sciences at UWC offers a wide variety of programmes aimed at providing the graduate with the tools required to succeed in the market place. Our graduates are in demand because they have shown to be able to hold their own academically and in the various jobs they have been employed in ...

What is the FIP Academic Institutional Membership?

FIP recognises the prominent role of schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in providing the foundation for our profession and developed the FIP Academic Institutional Membership (AIM). FIP AIM is the only global network interconnecting schools of pharmacy and academic pharmacy leaders around the world for networking, knowledge sharing, and leadership.

2019 marks the 10 th year anniversary of FIP AIM. We are proud to celebrate a decade of FIP AIM, supporting the parallel evolution of faculties and schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences alongside the ongoing changes in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences.

Why You and Your Institution Should Join Academic Institutional Membership

FIP AIM members benefit from FIP’s global credibility, its unsurpassed knowledge base and convening power, extensive networking opportunities and involvement in high-level academic decision-making.

Benefits of FIP Academic Institutional Membership:

  • Network with pharmacy leaders worldwide through online discussion forums and international conferences
  • International platform of discussion and shared challenges and successes
  • Stand out in the global arena through publication and presentation opportunities
  • Gain exposure to career opportunities in academia
  • Have a worldwide impact via collaboration on global FIP projects
  • Stay relevant on academic pharmacy trending topics through exclusive publications including monthly FIP AIM Newsletters and The Pharmacy Education Journal

For more details on the membership benefits please see our flyer.

Join us at the FIP AIM Global Academic Leaders Forum at FIP World Congress

Each year FIP AIM hosts the Global Academic Leaders Forum (GALF) alongside the annual FIP World Congress for all academic pharmacy leaders to discuss current and relevant topics on leadership and pharmacy education in an international arena. GALF includes interactive workshops given by foremost experts covering topics such as "Entrepreneurship", "Science integration into the curriculum", and "Strategic planning". Click here to learn more about this year’s GALF at World Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE or visit The FIP website for more information on World Congress. We encourage you to attend GALF together with your faculty leadership team for a complete leadership development experience.

Becoming an AIM Member

To apply for FIP Academic Institutional Membership for yourself, your institution, or Faculty, visit All faculties or schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences around the world are invited to apply for FIP AIM.

Hear it from the AIM Members:

“One of our university mottoes is that internationalisation is very important… AIM can help support and further [our] vision of the internationalising the school. It’s also good to hear about what other deans are going through and how they’re tackling situations.”
- Lilian M. Azzopardi, Head of Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta, Malta

“The Deans Forum allowed me to perform major improvements in our pharmacy programme including curriculum design and development, interpersonal education, leadership and experimental education and training.”
- Mohamad Rahal, Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Lebanese International University, Lebanon

AIM Advisory Committee

The AIM Advisory Committee drives FIP's global strategy and projects on academic and institutional development and provides leadership and technical advice. The AIM Advisory Committee covers all World Health Organisation (WHO) Regions in the world. Advisory Committee elections will take place at the Global Academic Leaders Forum alongside the FIP Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 24 September 2019.

Message from AIM Advisory Committee Member
Yulia Ladutko, St. Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical University "Being an AIM Advisory Committee Member gives me the opportunity to be fully involved in the global network of the professionals for the highest quality of pharmaceutical education."

WHO Region AIM Advisory Committee Members
Eastern Mitterrandian (EMRO) Pierre Moreau (Kuwait)
Mohamad Rahal (Lebanon)
Americas (AMRO) John Pieper (USA)
Wanda Maldonado (Puerto Rico)
Ralph Altiere (USA)
Europe (EURO) Lilian Azzopardi (Malta)
Yulia Ladutko (Russia)
Western Pacific (WPRO) Beom-Jin Lee (South Korea)
Quidong You (China)
Paul Gallagher (Singapore)
Carlo Marra (New Zealand)
Southeast Asia (SEARO) Looking for candidates
Africa (AFRO) Looking for candidates

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