Huddersfield links with Indonesian Drug and Food Control Agency
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:33:00 GMT
The School of Applied Sciences recently played host to senior dignitaries from the Indonesian National Agency of Drug and Food Control (NADFC), the government run regulatory agency for food and pharmaceutical standards in Indonesia. This is a major organisation operating on 38 sites within Indonesia with 3500 employees, of whom 2300 are graduates. Visiting the university were Dr Hayatie Amal (NADFC Permanent Secretary and acting head of the agency), Dra Hardaningsih (head of the NADFC International Cooperation Bureau) and Ms Atiek Supardiati (head of HR). The delegation were given a tour of the school and met researchers in pharmacy, chemistry, biology and nutrition & health sciences along with a tour of the Innovative Physical Organic Solutions (IPOS) Page Laboratories.
The School of Applied Science already hosts five NADFC staff studying for their MSc degrees. The first University to be chosen in the UK, it is a recognition of our strength in research and teaching in Chemical and Analytical Science, Food Science and Pharmaceutical Science. During the NADFC visit discussions were held on furthering these ties, taking further NADFC staff on MSc and PhD programs as well as short courses in analytical chemistry in conjunction with IPOS.
Dr Roger Jewsbury, Head of the Department of Chemical & Biological Sciences within the School says, "It was a very productive and encouraging meeting. We hope that this will lead to a strong and long lasting partnership with the NADFC in the coming years."