President of Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology: the Pharm-D program implements international standards in education.

Prof. Ahmed El-Gohary, President of Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, stated that the bachelor degree of the Pharm-D program at the University aims to reach local, regional and international excellence in pharmaceutical education and research with the consolidation of aspects of sustainable development in the pharmaceutical industry and development, integration of applied sciences disciplines and cooperation with the Japanese side in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing. He further explained that the program aims to become an international academic pharmaceutical institution of the first class in application of international standards in its educational system and the efficiency of its graduates as well as the achievements of its applied research centers.

He explained that the objectives of the Pharm-D program include offering interdisciplinary academic programs as well as the establishment of centers of excellence for basic and applied research related to society, industry, and the environment. In addition to that, it also aims to enhance the experience of interdisciplinary teamwork by building partnerships with Japanese academic and research institutions as well as industrial companies with the aim of directly training students using the latest Japanese systems, knowledge, and technology; thus, building strong interaction mechanisms with local and regional industries.

Prof. El-Gohary praised the contribution of the Pharm-D program professors at the University in supporting the research and development of many pharmaceutical companies; thus, contributing to Egypt’s self-sufficiency in the chemical construction and pharmaceutical manufacturing of both Remdesivir and Molnupiravir, which are unique drugs authorized for the treatment of the novel coronavirus by the US Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization. The professors in this program also contributed to the registration of many drugs through the Egyptian Drug Authority.

Prof. Sherif Hammad, director of the Pharm-D program at the University, explained that the program qualifies promising cadres of outstanding pharmacists in all pharmaceutical specialties, especially the pharmaceutical industries of raw materials and pharmaceutical manufacturing.