On January 29 to February 1, the Republic of Tatarstan will host the Third National Pharmacy Student Competition 2013, attracting 36 university teams from across Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. The event is organised by the Association of the Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers with support from the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan. The event’s partners include leading Russian and international pharmaceutical companies, including NPO Petrovax Pharm.
The First National Pharmacy Student Competition was held in Moscow in February 2009, with over 100 best students of pharmaceutical departments taking part in. 21 teams from 19 Russian cities competed in four sections covering the main courses of students majoring in pharmacy. The winners of the 2009 competition were offered internships with Russia’s leading pharmaceutical producers to later join them as full-time employees.
In January 2011, the National Pharmacy Student Competition was held in the Yaroslavl Region. Participants, including the national team of Ukraine, represented 31 pharmaceutical departments. Sponsoring the event, leading pharmaceutical companies provided internship opportunities and exciting prizes for the winners. During the closing ceremony, Vice Governor of the Yaroslavl Region Victor Kostin handed the Competition’s pennon over to a representative of the Republic of Tatarstan, which will host the 2013 event.
This year, NPO Petrovax Pharm will be among Russia’s leading pharmaceutical producers to support the Kazan Competition. Elena Lifanova, HR Director, will organise an educational presentation to cover the most important pharmaceutical issues and help students learn more about NPO Petrovax Pharm and its core lines of business.
Being involved in student education is part of NPO Petrovax Pharm’s policy to attract and retain young professionals. The company is a regular supporter of educational projects for students and a partner of Russia’s leading pharmaceutical and medical universities. In 2011, NPO Petrovax Pharm was actively engaged in running FILIN, the first international camp of pharmaceutical innovations, and gave master classes for students on the key aspects of today’s pharmaceutical industry.
“NPO Petrovax Pharm is always willing to cooperate with students of medical and pharmaceutical universities,” says Elena Lifanova, HR Director. “We are committed to further developing our partnerships with the academia, organising lectures and on-site production internships for students of targeted faculties and departments. Helping to make the Competition happen is part of our strong cooperation that we hope will attract the best students into our internship programmes.”