26 February 2014 – The International Medical University(IMU) received the certificate of accreditation for its Pharmaceutical Chemistry programme from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) at a ceremony in the University’s campus in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. RSC was represented by its Membership Recruitment Supervisor, Ms Katie Dryden-Holt (RSC) who presented the certificate to IMU’s Vice President, Prof Peter Pook. The event was attended by more than 50 staff and final year students of the University, including the Acting Dean, School of Pharmacy, Prof Yeoh Peng Nam.
Commenting on the certificate presentation, Katie Dryden-Holt from the Royal Society of Chemistry said,
“It was a pleasure to visit IMU for the presentation of the accreditation certificate and to meet with the staff and students from the department. “IMU is the third university in Malaysia to receive accreditation for one of its chemical science degree programmes. Accreditation is a peer review process, and a valuable tool to support development of curricula and enhance global student mobility. As part of the accreditation package at IMU, staff and students are supported to become members of the Royal Society of Chemistry.”
At the ceremony, Ms Dryden-Holt enlightened the audience on the Royal Society of Chemistry’s membership benefits. She said:
“The Royal Society of Chemistry is the world’s leading chemistry community, and with a global network of 49,000 chemical scientists, our members are able to make useful connections and contacts around the world. They can also access top quality journals and other scientific data, apply for funding and receive specialist support from our dedicated careers advisers.”