UBAYA’s Faculty of Pharmacy has been a cornerstone of the expansion and success of the university since its inception, attaining an institutional ‘A’ rating from the Higher Education Board (BAN-PT). The Faculty of Pharmacy offers study programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate studies in pharmacy as well as a professional course in apothecary.
The faculty’s well developed curriculum focuses on student-centred learning that nurtures its students into pharmacists that are proficient in soft skills as well as pharmaceutical knowledge, social communication and professionalism, in order to play an integral part of Indonesia’s healthcare system, and have the capacity to directly impact the lives and lifestyles of patients.
UBAYA’s state-of-the-art facilities expose pharmacy students to the latest advancements in Indonesia’s pharmaceutical industry. The increasing fusion of technology and manufacturing in Indonesia has seen the local pharmaceutical industry progress significantly. This has led to the country fast becoming an important market for pharmaceuticals with the sector growing at 12.5% per year and this is expected to be boosted further from the launch of Indonesia’s national health insurance plan (BPJS). There is now an increasing demand for competent pharmacists and UBAYA’s Faculty of Pharmacy recognises the potential of synergising technology for the advancement of the pharmaceutical industry.
Shifts in the behaviour of patients for higher standards of healthcare in Indonesia, as well as the emergence of new technology, has created new opportunities for collaborations that will have a fundamental impact on the future of the pharmaceutical industry in Indonesia. One such collaboration is the medicine and pharmaceutical centre at UBAYA. This pioneering centre established with Nottingham University, United Kingdom, actively researches key areas of pharmacology such as the development of pharmaceutical services, drug regulations, pharmaceutical science-technology, industrial pharmacy and cosmetology and also cooperates with government agencies, NGO’s and the industry itself. This serves as an example of UBAYA’s ability to engage with international partners and adhere to the growing trends of the pharmaceutical industry in Indonesia.