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China Pharmaceutical University
Motto strict, practical, creative and cooperative
Established 1936
Type Public university
Location Nanjing, Jiangsu,  People's Republic of China
Campus Urban
Former names National Pharmaceutical School

China Pharmaceutical University (CPU) is a university in Nanjing, China that specializes in the pharmaceutical sciences.



China Pharmaceutical University(CPU), originally the National Pharmaceutical School founded in 1936, is China’s first independent school of pharmacy and it has been one of the best universities of pharmacy in China with a wide variety of specialized areas. It is one of the “211 project” key universities affiliated to the Ministry of Education of China.


According to the 2008 statistics of the Ministry of Education of China, CPU's Pharmacy discipline ranks No. 1 and Traditional Chinese Pharmacy discipline ranks No. 3 among all Chinese universities.


The university spirit is “strict, practical, creative and cooperative.” CPU graduates are devoted in serving the society, and enjoy a high reputation from employers and the society. The employment rate tops among the higher institutions in China, about 99.8% for undergraduates, 100% for post-graduates, and 99.33% for vocational school students. The rate fluctuates little to the economic environment.


CPU is located in Nanjing , the "ancient capital city of six dynasties" in China and is composed of two campuses including Xuanwumen campus located in downtown Nanjing and Jiangning campus in the southeast outskirt of Nanjing.

Schools and Departments

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 5 key labs and centers at state or provincial levels.

Faculty Statistics

Among the 530 faculty members, 2 are academicians (members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering), and more than 40% have advanced academic titles. So far, the university has undertaken more than 70 research projects financed by the State Key Programs Fundation, and more than 300 research projects financed by the State Natural Sciences Fundation and the State New Drug Research Fundation. There are also fundings from other national, provincial and municipal departments. Many projects have reached the international level and filled the gaps in the country’s pharmaceutical field.


CPU offers 20 bachelor’s degree programs, 29 master’s programs, 24 doctoral programs and 6 post-doctoral fellowship programs. There are three national key disciplines: Pharmaceutical Chemistry , Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutics and one provincial key discipline--Modern Traditional Chinese Pharmacy and Pharmacognosy.

Bachelor's Programs

   * School of Pharmacy:
         o Pharmacy
         o Basic Pharmacy (Rotation Class)
         o Pharmaceutics
         o Pharmaceutical Engineering
         o Food Quality and Safety
         o Clinical Pharmacy (5-Year)
   * School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy:
         o Traditional Chinese Pharmacy
         o Development of TCM
   * School of Life Science & Technology:
         o Biotechnology (Advanced Class)
         o Biotechnology
         o Life Science and Technology (Rotation Class)
         o Bioengineering
         o Marine Pharmacy
   * School of International Pharmaceutical Business:
         o Business Administration
         o International Economics and Trade
         o Pharmaceutical Administration
         o Marketing
         o Economics
   * Dept. of Basic Sciences:
         o Information Management and Information System
   * Dept. of Foreign Languages:
         o English (Pharmaceutical)

Master's Programs

  • School of Pharmacy:
         o Medicinal Chemistry
         o Pharmacology
         o Pharmaceutics
         o Pharmacognosy
         o Pharmaceutical Analysis
         o Pharmacokinetics
         o Pharmaceutical Engineering
         o Clinical Pharmacy
   * School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy:
         o Analysis of Chinese Materia Medica
         o Basics of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine
         o Medicinal Chemistry of Natural Products
         o Pharmacology of Chinese Materia Medica
         o Resource Science of Chinese Medicinal Materials
         o Traditional Chinese Pharmaceutics
         o Traditional Chinese Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
         o Traditional Chinese Pharmaceutical Chemistry
   * School of Life Science & Technology:
         o Microbiology and Biochemical Pharmacy
         o Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
         o Marine Pharmacy
         o Biochemistry
   * School of International Pharmaceutical Business:
         o Pharmaceutical Economics
         o Business Management
         o Society and Pharmaceutical Management
   * Dept. of Basic Sciences:
         o Pharmaceutical Biological Informatics
         o Pharmaceutical Informatics

Doctoral Programs

   * Medicinal Chemistry
   * Pharmaceutics
   * Pharmacognosy
   * Microbiology and Biochemical Pharmacy
   * Pharmaceutical Analysis
   * Traditional Chinese Pharmacy
   * Pharmaceutical Analysis
   * Traditional Chinese Pharmacy
   * Pharmacology
   * Pharmaceutical Engineering
   * Marine Pharmacy
   * Medicinal Chemistry of Natural Products
   * Clinical Pharmacy
   * Society and Management Pharmacy
   * Pharmacokinetics
   * Pharmaceutical Biological Informatics
   * Pharmaceutical Economics
   * Traditional Chinese Pharmaceutical Chemistry
   * Traditional Chinese Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
   * Analysis of Chinese Material Medica
   * Pharmacology of Chinese Materia Medica
   * Resource Science of Chinese Medicinal Materials
   * Pharmaceutical Informatics 

Post-doctoral Fellowship Programs

   * Pharmaceutical Chemistry
   * Pharmaceutics
   * Pharmacognosy
   * Pharmaceutical Analysis
   * Microbiology and Biochemical Pharmacy
   * Pharmacology 

Featured Programs

Approved by the Ministry of Education, CPU established “Basic Pharmaceutical Science Base Class” and “National Bio-science and Technology Base Class”. Biological Technology Class (Bio-chemistry advanced class) is co-established with Nanjing University. The class has been recruiting students for 10 years and has cultivated a considerable number of high-quality talents. The class adopts a rolling system. Every year, about top 60% students are recommended for their master’s and doctoral study.

Student Statistics

At present, CPU has 12,852 full-time students, including 83 international students from more than 40 countries. CPU is the only institution that is authorized by the Ministry of Education to admit full-time pharmacy students, continuing education students and senior visiting scholars from overseas. It is also one of the higher educational institutions in the mainland for students from Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan.


The university is also active in international academic exchanges. It has made academic exchange agreements with more than 30 higher education institutions in different 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.

See also

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Coordinates: 32°04′28.54″N 118°46′27.04″E / 32.0745944°N 118.7741778°E / 32.0745944; 118.7741778



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