Siberia | Technology & innovation

R-Pharm and TPU to train pharmaceutical specialists

29 Jul '11
Large Russian pharmaceutical company R-Pharm and National research Tomsk Polytechnic University have agreed to cooperate in training specialists for pharmaceutical businesses in order to revive pharmaceutical production in the country, the Siberian News Agency reports citing the university.

R-Pharm managers came to Tomsk and visited the Tomsk Polytechnic University where they met with the rector Peter Chubik.

Ivan Semyonov, the R-Pharm’s HR director, said, “We need a global partner in the country who could train professional specialists for our companies. As of today, high-class specialists in the narrow pharmaceutical sector are not being educated in the country, neither through short-term training programs, nor via long-term educational programs in the universities. This is the new labor market, and it is not easy to find literate staff to fill it.”

According to the university’s press-release, Russia has been importing pharmaceutical substances from abroad for a long time. That is why new staff is needed to revive the medicines production, including researchers and technologists for the R&D centers, as well as managers in the sector. The TPU has a base for training such specialists. Under plans, the partners are to purchase equipment for the university and organize internships for the teachers. The training courses are to be set up in the TPU’s Institute of Natural Resources.

R-Pharm has the Novosibkhimfarm plant in Novosibirsk, the package factory Ortat in Kostroma, the pharmaceutical plant in Yaroslavl. The company intends to carry out investment projects in order to lower import of ready medicines as well as substances for their production.

The National research Tomsk Polytechnic University is the oldest technical university in the Asian part of Russia. The University has 11 science institutes and three educational departments.
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