China Pharmaceutical University (CPU),is the earliest institution authorized by the Ministry of Education to admit full-time pharmacy students and visiting scholars from overseas. CPU is also the host institute of Chinese scholarship students and it started to recruit international students as early as 1950s. Now, there are 22,400 students, among whom 12,627 are fulltime students.
CPU consists of 6 schools (School of Pharmacy, School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, School of life science and Technology, School of International Pharmaceutical Business, School of Continuing Education, and School of Higher Vocational Education), 4 independent departments (Dept. of Basic Sciences, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Dept. of Social Sciences, and Dept. of Physical Education), and 23 key labs and centers at state or provincial levels.
CPU offers 20 bachelor’s degree programs, 29 master’s programs, 24 doctoral program, 23 post-doctoral programs and 6 short-term training programs. There are three national key disciplines: Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutics and one provincial key discipline — Modern Traditional Chinese Pharmacy and Pharmacognosy.
The university is equipped with fine and complete facilities for teaching, research and sports. Among the 730 faculty members, more than 40% have advanced academic titles. So far, the university has undertaken more than 70 research projects financed by the State Key Programs Foundation, and more than 300 research projects financed by the State Natural Sciences Foundation and the State New Drug Research Foundation.
The university is also active in international academic exchanges. It has made academic exchange agreements with higher education institutions in more than 30 countries and regions of the world, including Japan, the United States, UK, Australia, Italy and Hong Kong. In addition, it maintains academic relationships with research institutions and universities in more than 40 countries and regions