pharmacist, PhD associate professor
Vice-Rector for Strategy and Development, Semmelweis University
Dr Balázs Hankó is the vice-rector for strategy and development of the University of Semmelweis and the Chief Pharmacist of the University as well. His education activities include graduate and postgraduate pharmacist training, as well as medical and health sciences in the fields of pharmaceutical management, pharmacy administration and pharmaceutical care. He is a Ministerial commissioner of Ministry of Human Capacities responsible for the development of Higher Education Institutions in the area of medical- and health sciences.
He was the secretary of the National Pharmaceutical Therapeutic Council, and the secretary of the Pharmaceutical Care Committee and the former chairman of the Competence Working Committee of the Hungarian Chamber of Pharmacists. In the course of his international activity, he was a member of the Board of the European Forum for Primary Care and the European Committee for Quality of Medicines & HealthCare, a member of the working committee on safety standards for pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical care, and the presidential member and the vice-president for several years of the EuroPharm Forum. Graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Semmelweis University in 2001 and obtained a PhD in 2005, and received a degree in Health Management in 2008. Over the years, he has gained a specialised degree in pharmaceutical management and pharmacy administration, pharmacy practice, hospital-clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutical care.