D2 Part 1 - 10th AIM Global Academic Leaders Forum

Capital Suite 7


Every academic has a leading role in transforming the pharmaceutical education at their institution. All academic leaders should unify, to facilitate collaboration that leads to excellence. To create a complete and enabling academic leadership platform, AIM Global Deans Forum is now reformatted as the ‘’Global Academic Leaders Forum (GALF)’’- open to all current and future academic leaders such as Deans, Vice Deans, Department Heads or Programme Managers. AIM Institutions and schools that are interested in becoming an AIM Member are invited to join with their leadership teams to strengthen their institutional and professional development.

GALF will take place in 23-24 September 2019 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The new schedule in weekdays will allow participants to immerse into the FIP Congress Experience! GALF 2019 has been designed to provide the leadership teams with interactive workshops from highly regarded speakers on Entrepreneurship, Science Integration into Curriculum and Roundtable Global Networking. For questions please do not hesitate to contact aim@fip.org!

Day 2 Morning session


Entrepreneurship is the transformation of an innovation into a sustainable enterprise that generates value. An innovation alone is of little value to the entrepreneur until it is adopted by the market. The entrepreneur must, therefore, make an informed decision about the viability of any new enterprise in the market and its ability to meet a demand or need, and this is the case in higher education institutions (HEIs) as in all other domains.

With reductions in government funding, coupled with increasing competition in the higher education sector it is becoming ever more critical that HEIs embrace the principles of entrepreneurship if they are to survive and grow. Entrepreneurial universities (“third mission”) have a dual mandate; to produce new knowledge and to facilitate entrepreneurial activity which serves as the driving force for economic growth. This session will support participants to develop an understanding of entrepreneurship and the requirements for its success in the context of the higher education sector, as well as to gain the knowledge and skills that can drive entrepreneurial activity.

See also


09:00 – 09:15 Wrap-up from Day 1 and programme for Day 2
Wayne Hindmarsh (FIP AIM, Canada)

09:15 – 09:25 Introduction by the chairs
Paul Gallagher (Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland) and Mohamed Rahal (Lebanese International University, Lebanon)

09:25 – 09:45 Case study 1: Entrepreneurship and pharmaceutical sciences research: From a lab to a spinoff company
Chair: Mohamed Rahal (Lebanese International University, Lebanon)
Speaker: Ayman Noreddin (Sharjah University College of Pharmacy, Sharjah)

09:45 – 10:05 Case study 2: Building partnerships with leading universities worldwide
Chair: Mohamed Rahal (Lebanese International University, Lebanon)
Speaker: Iman Amin Basheti (Applied Science Private University, Jordan)

10:05 – 10:20 Facilitated table discussions and Q&A

10:20 – 10:40 Coffee/tea break

10:40 – 11:30 Case study 3: The application of the Business Model Canvas in the development of a transnational education (TNE) programme
Chair: Paul Gallagher
Speakers: Helena Kelly (Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland) and Paul Gallagher (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

11:30 – 11:45 Case study 4: Live, think and breathe start-ups! Does entrepreneurial education change student pharmacists?
Reuben Yeok Ming Loh (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

11:45 – 11:55 Q&A and morning conclusions by the chairs

11:55 – 12:00 Room refresh

12:00 – 13:00 AIM 10th Year Anniversary Celebration


Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the principles of entrepreneurship and innovation with specific context to the higher education sector
  2. Outline common frameworks and models used to support entrepreneurial activity
  3. Define principles of model tool kits to develop a roadmap for entrepreneurial activity
  4. Specify key elements which need to be in place to drive entrepreneurship in a higher education environment.

Type of session: Knowledge-based