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Academic Institutional Membership (AIM)

FIP recognises the prominent role of schools of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences in providing the foundation for our profession and developed the FIP academic institutional membership (AIM) in 2009.
FIP AIM is the only global network interconnecting schools of pharmacy and academic pharmacy leaders around the world for communication, collaboration and sharing ideas around areas of interest related to academic leadership. Members are schools of pharmacy and/or pharmaceutical sciences, represented through their deans or academic leadership team members. FIP AIM members are facilitated to collaborate on research, staff exchange, events and education.


“During my term, I look forward to nurturing connectivity, engagement and interaction so as to facilitate transformations in pharmacy education, research and scholarship that capture the evolving digital opportunities in learning and practice while emphasising a people-centric approach” — Lilian M. Azzopardi, FIP AIM Chair


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“The vision of FIP AIM is to advance leadership in education of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Its mission is to support communication in special interest concentrations to create win-win collaborations (3 Cs). Members will benefit from the expertise of a dynamic group of pharmacy academic leaders that are working collaboratively to improve pharmacy education around the world. This is achieved through our annual Global Academic Leaders Forum (GALF), webinars, and AIM working groups. Also, at the FIP World Congress, FIP AIM organises a World Café session that benefits the academic leaders. All in all, it is a dynamic environment that you can use to your advantage as you work on improving your college.” — Pierre Moreau, immediate past FIP AIM chair

“The deans forum [GALF] allowed me to perform major improvements in our pharmacy programme including curriculum design and development, interpersonal education, leadership and experimental education and training.” — Mohamad Rahal, dean, School of Pharmacy, Lebanese International University, Lebanon.

In addition to participating the GALF, FIP AIM provides the opportunity to post vacancies on the FIP AIM Careers page, and offers some special discounts to join the FIP Seal programmes. To learn more about the other benefits of AIM, please click here.

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Global Academic Leaders Forum

The Global Academic Leaders Forum (GALF) is FIP AIM's annual meeting platform designed to strengthen institutional and professional development. This forum brings together academic pharmacy leaders from around the world to engage in discussions on leadership and pharmacy education in the international arena. GALF focuses on addressing current and relevant topics through interactive workshops led by leading experts, tailored to the needs of academic leaders.

GALF 2024 will provide a unique opportunity for pharmacy educators and leaders from all over the world to collaborate, share insights, and learn from each other. All FIP AIM members and their leadership teams will be invited to join GALF 2024, which will be organised in Cape Town, South Africa. More details on GALF theme will be announced soon! If you have any questions, please contact us at


AIM Advisory Committee

The AIM Advisory Committee drives FIP's global strategy and projects on academic and institutional development and provides leadership and technical advice. The committee covers all World Health Organization (WHO) regions in the world. The committee is composed of a 12-member elected advisory board representing the six WHO regions.

Commitee members     Affiliation Country
FIP AIM Chair Lilian Azzopardi   Head, Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta Malta
Immediate past FIP AIM Chair Pierre Moreau   Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy Kuwait University Kuwait
African Region Mwila Chiluba   Dean, University of Zambia Zambia
Yahya Choonara   Chair and department head, pharmacy and pharmacology University of Witwatersrand South Africa
Americas Region Silvana Nair Leite   Professor, Federal University of Santa Catarina Brazil
  Peter Swaan   Dean and Professor, University of Florida College of Pharmacy USA
Eastern Mediterranean Region Sherief Khalifa   Dean, College of Pharmacy Gulf Medical University United Arab Emirates
Hanan Refaat   Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Future University Egypt
European Region Lilian Azzopardi   Head, Department of Pharmacy, University of Malta Malta
South-East Asian Region  Rajani Shakya   Head, Department of Pharmacy, Kathmandu University  Nepal  
Western Pacific Region Paul Gallagher   Professor, National University of Singapore Department of Pharmacy Singapore
  Beom-Jin Lee   Dean, College of Pharmacy, Ajou University South Korea

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Last update 2 January 2024

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