Introduction

    Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CoEPS) was officially established on 18th July 2019. Prior to the establishment of CoEPS, the Pharmaceutical Sciences Centre which was responsible for all the industry integrated academic excellence related activities in School of Pharmacy, KPJ Healthcare University  (KPJU) had been formed. In early 2019, the School of Pharmacy proposed to the KPJU top management to develop a centre focusing on industry integrated academic excellence research activities to be known as the Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CoPS).

VISION: The pioneer of industry integrated academic excellence

MISSION: Collaborating with the industry to provide academic excellence

  The proposal was endorsed by the KPJU Board of Directors. In January 2020, CoPS underwent rebranding in order to expand its capabilities and operations to meet the changing needs of the local pharmaceutical industries. A total of 9 staffs from Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences with Health Sciences, Diploma in Pharmacy and Laboratory Services were appointed as CoPS members of staff. In addition, 3 students from different programme under School of Pharmacy were appointed as well as student representative in the centre.

 The Centre name’s was finally changed to the current Centre of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CoEPS) effective from 20th January 2020 to better reflect its operations and services. CoEPS had established several collaborations with players in the industries especially in pharmaceutical sciences industries such as AHS Laboratory Supplies, Thoyyib Pharma Sdn Bhd, Royce Pharma Manufacturing Sdn Bhd and Mecomb Malaysia Sdn Bhd as well as with other local university, Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS).