Since achieving partnerships between public and private sectors is one of the basic components of the National Transformation Program, an agreement was forged on Wednesday, 4 Jumada Al-Thani, 1441 A.H., between the UQU College of Pharmacy and Merck Pharmaceutical Company. This agreement is considered a qualitative leap in the field of pharmaceutical training; as a result, the College of Pharmacy has attached significant concern to it, under the leadership of the Dean of the College, Dr. Faisal bin Ateeq Al-Malki, and the Vice Dean of the College for Hospital Affairs, Dr. Abdullah Al-Haifani. This is out of the belief that the private sector is the main partner in successfully preparing the students for the labor market.
It is to be noted that Merck Company has contributed to upgrading the pharmacy profession in all health fields. Today, the company contributes to preparing a training program for the students of the colleges of pharmacy in the Saudi Kingdom. Thanks are extended to the company for its initiative to forge such agreements, which are considered a community service for the sons of our beloved country. As such, the company is adopting a development approach with the objective of transferring and localizing training through these fruitful partnerships in the field of training.