United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

UNITWIN Cooperation Programme on Global Pharmacy Education Development (890), established in 2010 at the School of Pharmacy, University of London and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)


Pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Global higher education and its development with a special interest in Africa and other low-income countries, empowerment of women pharmaceutical scientists and academics, sustainable health workforce development, academic capacity-building, quality assurance and accreditation standards.


  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the field of global pharmacy education, addressing issues of academic capacity, quality assurance of educational systems and workforce competency;
  • To establish a dynamic and accessible database of faculties, educational data and resources for sharing within and outside the Network, facilitating North-South, South-South and intra-regional cooperation;
  • To establish a forum for discussion and debate on trends and developments, facilitated by the Network partners, including NGOs and professional agencies;
  • To set-up a mechanism for the exchange of ideas, skills, resources and good practice, including staff exchange for skills and capacity-building outcomes. These activities will also seek to promote gender equality and empower women academics and scientists in collaborative research and policy development; and,
  • To foster international collaborative research, policy synthesis and strategic development with a particular focus on international development issues and sustainable practitioner development policies.

Host institutions

The School of Pharmacy, University of London (U.K.)

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) (The Netherlands)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences


Prof. Ian Bates - UNITWIN Network Coordinator

FIP Collaborating Centre

School of Pharmacy

E-mail address: education (at) fip.org

Work Phone: +44 (0)20 3073 8346

36 Gordon Square

London WC1H 0PD UK