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Nottingham partnership to transform chemistry and pharmacy HE in Kenya

 
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Professor Claire Anderson

Academics at The University of Nottingham are to lead a multi-million pound, Government-funded partnership aimed at transforming the way in which chemistry and pharmacy degree courses are delivered in Kenya.

The £4 million Transformation of Pharmacy and Chemistry Degree Provision project will see the Nottingham education experts joining forces with Kenyan academics to engage employers and alumni from the healthcare, chemical and pharmaceutical industries in reshaping the higher education courses.

The initiative is being led at Nottingham by Robert Mokaya, Professor of Materials Chemistry in the School of Chemistry and Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement (Africa and Middle-East) and Claire Anderson, Professor of Social Pharmacy in the university’s School of Pharmacy.

Professor Anderson said: “I am delighted to be involved in this exciting project that will provide new needs based curricula to address shortages of specific skills in the pharmacy and chemistry workforces in Kenya and lead to increased employability of graduates from the programmes. The project has the potential to lead to institutional wide change in academic practice, not only in Kenya but in other African countries and beyond.”

The funding has been awarded the SPHEIR (Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform), which is a competitive grant scheme established by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). It is designed to catalyse innovative partnerships in low-income countries to improve the performance, governance and influence of higher education systems and institutions.

Please visit the full blog about this new partnership.

For more information visit http://www.spheir.org.uk/ and follow on social media via #SPHEIR

Posted on Tuesday 19th September 2017

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