DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 21 April 2020 – We are pleased to announce that, with mutual interest in collaboration, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and Knowledge E have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote joint educational programs and to further raise the importance of teaching excellence in pharmacy degree programs across the region.
“We are delighted to deepen our relationship with the ACPE through the signing of this MOU. We are convinced that it will allow us to explore new and innovative initiatives that will support the development of our mission of moving towards a more knowledgeable world. It is a pleasure to be associated with ACPE, and we look forward to starting this new collaboration.” – Founder and CEO, Knowledge E, Kamran R. Kardan.
“ACPE’s mission is to assure and advance excellence in education for the profession of pharmacy. We believe the MOU with Knowledge E will further our mission by providing joint educational programs that meet the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy educators in a changing healthcare environment.”- Executive Director, ACPE, Jan Engle.
ACPE, established in 1932, is the sole recognised national agency in the United States of America for accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. The mission of ACPE is to assure and advance excellence in education for the profession of pharmacy. ACPE sets standards for the education of pharmacists to prepare them for the delivery of pharmacist-provided patient care. ACPE’s International Services Program (ISP) was established in February 2011 and the mission of ISP is to promote, assure and advance the quality of pharmacy education internationally to improve patient care through safe and effective medication use. ISP was created to strengthen ACPE’s ability to assist international stakeholders who seek guidance related to quality assurance and advancement of pharmacy education.
ISP offers evaluation, certification and pre-certification of professional degree programs internationally and has certified pharmacy degree programs in Saudi Arabia, India, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Indonesia. Applications for certification and pre-certification from programs in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Jordan, and Egypt are in process. ACPE collaborates with other organisations to provide faculty development workshops and training to advance the competencies of members of the pharmacy workforce.
About Knowledge E
Established in 2012, Knowledge E’s name was fast to become synonymous with collaboration, professionalism and innovation. Head-quartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and supported by a team of 30 highly engaged professionals, Knowledge E works closely with over 100 clients world-wide from various types of organisations and government entities within the research and education sector to support their continued innovation and development. This is achieved by providing leading expertise, information resources and software solutions. Since its inception, Knowledge E has prudently expanded its expertise, services and technology in line with its vision of developing ‘a more knowledgeable world’.
Knowledge E’s three core offerings are the 3D’s; ‘Discover’, ‘Develop’ and ‘Disseminate’. ‘Discover’ through the KnE Digital Library Solutions to institutions and individuals for research literature discovery, as well as tailored content packages; ‘Develop’ through the KnE Learning Programmes, supporting capacity building and skills development within academia as well as the KnE Consulting Projects, serving universities on their mission to become ‘world-class universities’; and ‘Disseminate’ through the KnE Publishing Services and the platform for Open Access publishing of regional journals and conference proceedings.