The strategy for scientific research of the Faculty during the reviewed period (2010-2014) was based on the Research Strategy of the University of Zagreb 2008-2013 and on the Strategy for the Development of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb 2012-2017 accepted by the Faculty Council at its second regular session on 12 December 2012. The principal determinant of the research strategy of the Faculty in the previous period and today is the strengthening of science, in order to maintain and strengthen the role of the Faculty in the field of Biomedicine and Health (pharmacy and branches pharmacy and biochemistry) and related disciplines and to achieve recognition of the Faculty within a national and international context.
Strategic guidelines for scientific research at the Faculty for the future period are included in the document: Strategic Programme of Scientific Research of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry 2014-2019 which was accepted by the Faculty Council at its 9th regular session on 11th July 2014. The Faculty’s research strategy for the set period draws upon the positive legacy of many years of work, and is based on a self-analysis of the existing situation and general conditions under which the University functions.
The following strengths of the Faculty were noted and highlighted:
long tradition and recognition in the scientific and professional community through 132 years of scientific and educational activities;
central national institution for the development of pharmacy and medical biochemistry as disciplines;
recognition of individual research groups and scientific research through scientific research projects and publications;
opportunities for interdisciplinary research in the field of biomedical and life sciences;
established postgraduate studies;
the existence of various forms of international cooperation.
Features which, together with the advantages of the Faculty, could significantly contribute to the strengthening of the Faculty’s scientific activities are highlighted as being:
development and modernisation of graduate and postgraduate study programmes; • strengthening of scientific and research cooperation at home and abroad;
construction of a new building within the north part of the university campus;
increased mobility of teachers and associates, especially doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows;
increased involvement in national and international scientific research projects;
creating conditions for better cooperation with industry.
The Faculty is renowned for its scientific activities in the field of biomedicine and health natural sciences. The existing scientific potential needs to be further enhanced and directed towards achieving the even better recognition at home and abroad. The Faculty should continue to take institutional care of the development of scientific research careers, continuously improve the doctoral programme as the foundation for the education and training of individuals on whom development depends, educate young researchers through postgraduate studies, encourage mobility and postdoctoral training through a variety of projects at home and abroad and create an institutional framework for collaborative research and programmes.