Who we are
In 2016 Prof. A. Bechthold from the University of Freiburg and Prof H. Pfundner from Roche created the idea of a new specialty line “Drug Development & Regulatory Affairs” within the existing Master’s degree program in pharmaceutical sciences. There is a need in the industry for university graduates with sound knowledge in the areas of pharmaceutical drug development and regulatory affairs. These topics are usually underrepresented in existing pharmacy degree programs.
Vision and Goals
By connecting students of the university of Freiburg with the Pharmaceutical industry and academic partners our organization facilitates a network between these parties. In a global world the pharmacy student of today wants to be involved and connected to potential employers as early as possible. He/she wants to gain experience and insights to the pharmaceutical industry.
Academia Meets Industry (AMI) is an organization in support of pharmacy students at the University of Freiburg, Germany. There is an increasing awareness that pharmacy students who are interested in job perspectives in the pharma industry should be connected to this industry as early as possible during their studies.
In this context, AMI offers a “Netzwerkstipendium” to support students within Pharmaceutical Sciences (Master or Staatsexamen) and doctoral researchers at the pharmaceutical institute of the University of Freiburg.
The students within this program will be in close contact with an executive mentor working in the pharmaceutical industry. This person will provide advice to the student, make contacts for them and support them in their career planning. In addition AMI will grant 100€ per month as financial support covering for individual expenses.
Students and doctoral researchers at the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences especially those with an interest in drug development and regulatory affairs are eligible for this program. Participants will be chosen by our organization on an individual basis.
Written application including a vita should not exceed 2 pages. The application (PDF-file) should be sent to . Please also send a printed version to Prof. Dr. Andreas Bechthold, Universität Freiburg, Institut für Pharmazeutische Wissenschaften, Stefan-Meier-Str. 19, 79104 Freiburg
Deadline for the application is 12.11.2023.
The lecture series “Working fields in pharmaceutical industry” of the University of Freiburg for the WS 2023/24 will restart in 25th of October 2023.
- Vorstandstreffen on 31.3.2023 online
- Vorstandstreffen on 05.07.2023 f2f at location at Dr. Friederike Zahm
- Get together with all lecturers on 9.5.2023 at location at Prof. Helmuth Laaff
- Get together with students of the scholarship and mentors on 14.7.2023 at location Prof. Andreas Bechthold
- Annual meeting of the association on 17.10.2023 at location at Institute of Dermatohistology, Pathology und Molekularpathology of Prof. Laaff
In 2022, the German association for market access, Deutsche Fachgesellschaft für Market Access e.V., rewarded Isabelle Roux, one of our Master students for her Master thesis: Auswirkungen der bedingten Zulassung von Medikamenten auf die Erstattung in der EU.
This is an excellent example for the quality and high topicality of the Master theses within our program. Congrats to Isabelle!