The University of Belgrade Faculty of Metrology now has a “pharmaceutical clean room” thanks to donations of 17 companies led by Hemofarm.
Students of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, future pharmaceutical engineers, will be enabled to get acquainted with functioning, maintenance and procedures inside that specific work place.
“Mutual work of Hemofarm and the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy is a good example of planning personnel according to the market's needs. Amendments to the Law on Higher Education imply introduction of Employers Alliance to connect faculties and the economy in the best possible manner,” said Mladen Šarčević, Minister of Science, Education and Technological Development, who was present at the opening of the “pharmaceutical clean room.”
“We at Hemofarm have seen that young engineers need more than 6 months of additional training to become independent in their work and to go in step with modern processes in producing. Because of that, we helped the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy and enabled future engineers to get acquainted with ways of working, maintaining and validating the “pharmaceutical clean room” in practice. Hemofarm looks at the collaboration with the Faculty as an obligation to help in developing quality personnel,” said Ronald Seeliger, Hemofarm’s General Manager.
A two-year project collaboration of a selected team of professors from the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy with the experts from Hemofarm has resulted in adding 10 subjects and improving the teaching program at the course in pharmaceutical engineering.
“New programs and practices, which we create thanks to collaboration with companies, such as Hemofarm, for us at the Faculty are an extra motive and a great step in the wish to keep experts in Serbia,” said Prof. Dr. Petar Uskoković, dean of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy.
“We have had a 30-year collaboration with Hemofarm aimed at producing highly qualified personnel. Thanks to the contributions of former students who now work in this company, we have succeeded in adding 10 subjects to the course of pharmaceutical engineering and to take great steps in the domain of practice. The clean room is just the latest venture,” said Prof. Dr Ðorde Janacković, coordinator of the project of collaboration between Hemofarm and the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy.