The Utrecht Centre for Pharmaceutical Policy and Regulation (scientific director: prof.dr. H.G.M. Leufkens) offers an international high quality PhD-programme for professionals with several years of relevant work experience. The unique format of the programme combines academic research and public health practice requiring candidates to use their work experience, data and policy issues as input for their PhD-thesis. The Utrecht Centre is a leading platform for independent multidisciplinary research which links drug regulation, pharmacoepidemiology, public health and policy analysis. The Centre is based at the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Clinical Pharmacology of Utrecht University in the Netherlands, an internationally acclaimed research institute, and works closely with the WHO Department of Essential Medicines and Pharmaceutical Policies (EMP) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Division also has strong ties with many other partners at the national and international level.
The work of the Centre concentrates on the design and evaluation of pharmaceutical policies with a focus on Global Health, Drug Regulatory Science and Governance/Ethics. Work of the applicant should be in this field. Applicants with (research) experience in Drug Regulation are especially invited to apply. As of October 2017, 27 professional PhDs are enrolled in the programme. A list of all participants can be found here.
Please read the flyer to learn more about the programme, what we offer and what type of candidates we are looking for: PhD programme professionals 2018
For the year 2019-2020 the professional PhD programme is on hold for a year. Please see the news item for more information.