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RGU becomes Royal Society of Chemistry corporate partner


Robert Gordon University (RGU) has joined forces with Europe’s largest chemical society to advance the practice of chemical sciences.

Professor Donald Cairns, Head of the School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences, received the plaque from Andrew Scott (right), the Corporate & Government Sales Manager of the Royal Society of Chemistry.The university has become a corporate partner of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) so that knowledge, expertise and best practice can be shared across both organisations.

The RSC’s partnership programme is designed to build strong links with other organisations involved in the chemical sciences, both industrial and academic, to advance chemical sciences locally, nationally and internationally.

Andrew Scott, the Corporate & Government Sales Manager of the Royal Society of Chemistry, visited RGU’s School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences on Thursday, December 19 to present a wall plaque and certificate in recognition of the new partnership.

Professor Donald Cairns, Head of the School of Pharmacy & Life Sciences, said: “Becoming a corporate partner with the Royal Society of Chemistry is great recognition for the School. Membership commits both parties to advancing the chemical sciences and I am very pleased to accept the certificate on behalf of all the chemistry staff in the school.”

Andrew Scott said: “The Corporate Partner Programme is one of the ways in which the Royal Society of Chemistry recognises those organisations committed to advancing excellence in the chemical sciences.

“Typically such organisations support their scientists to take up RSC membership, to follow a structured programme of CPD, to engage in outreach to the wider public and to invest in the knowledge resources essential to the UK maintaining its leading role in scientific development worldwide.

“We are delighted to recognise RGU in this context and look forward to continuing to work with Donald and his colleagues in the future.”

Benefits to becoming an RSC corporate member include: Listing in the Corporate Partner section of RSC website, promotion in all appropriate RSC literature and exclusive sponsorship and exhibition opportunity at the RSC General Assembly as well as an invitation to the Awards Dinner.

All new RSC members also get a discounted first year membership rate and the organisation receives copies of all RSC reports as well as substantial additional benefits in areas such as Accreditation, Journal Subscriptions and the Use of RSC’s Chemistry Centre.

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