The Pharmaceutical Information Centre has donated EUR 25,000 to the University of Helsinki for the field of medicine and pharmacy. The university has decided to use the donation to promote sustainable development in the pharmaceutical sector, with the goal of establishing the world’s first professorship in sustainable pharmacy.
The Pharmaceutical Information Centre is a technology and specialist company established in 1975. It provides services for pharmaceutical and healthcare organisations in pharmaceutical information, training and business intelligence. Responsibility and sustainable development are important operating principles for the Pharmaceutical Information Centre. The Finnish-language environmental classification of pharmaceuticals, which will be introduced in Finland this year by the Pharmaceutical Information Centre, is an example of this.
“We want to help pharmaceutical and healthcare sector professionals make responsible and sustainable decisions by providing them with information that supports their decision-making. That is why we also want to be involved in supporting the important work carried out by the University of Helsinki in making the world more sustainable," says Essi Kariaho, CXO at the Pharmaceutical Information Centre.
The goal is to establish the world’s first permanent professorship in sustainable pharmacy. The professorship will enable the University to educate pharmacy and pharmaceutical sector specialists with the expertise to make the sector’s practices more environmentally friendly for the needs of the public and the private sector.
“Each year, more than 200 pharmacy professionals graduate from the University of Helsinki, which means the university plays a very important role in developing the future of the sector and taking sustainability into account. The professorship will provide research and education in pharmacy with the status it deserves also on the international stage. We are very happy to support the University of Helsinki in this important project.