The School of Pharmacy, established in 1987, is one of the earliest school in China Pharmaceutical University (CPU). It is a national leader in pharmacy education and academic research related to the development and application of chemical drugs. Many eminent experts and professors made significant contributions to the development of the school, such as academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering Peng Sixun, medicinal chemist Liao Qingjiang, Pharmaceutical scientist Liu Guojie, and pharmaceutical analyst An Dengkui.
Faculty and staff
School of Pharmacy has 206 faculty and staff members, including 156 full-time teachers. 98.1% of the members have a doctoral degree. The faculty includes 52 professors, 2 distinguished research fellows, 50 associate professors, and 6 distinguished research associates. The ratio of faculty with a senior title is 70.5%, including 65 doctoral program supervisors, 46 master program supervisors and 6 of part-time supervisors. Now it has a great team composed of many knowledgeable and rigorous scholars, including Distinguished Professor of Cheung Kong scholar (1), Chair Professor of Cheung Kong Scholar (1), National Science Fund Distinguished Young Scholar (1), National Renowned Teacher (1), “Ten Thousand Talents Plant” Prestigious Teacher (1), Youth Scholars of “Thousand Talents Plan” (4), Experts with Special Allowance from State Council (3), Distinguished Teacher of Jiangsu Province (1), Jiangsu Youth 5.4 Medal Winner (1), Distinguished Professor of Jiangsu (6), Distinguished Young Scholar of Jiangsu (1), scholar elected into Jiangsu Top-Notch Young Talents Program (1), Jiangsu Recruitment Program of Leading Creative and Entrepreneurial Teams (2), Jiangsu Recruitment Program of Leading Creative and Entrepreneurial Talents (2), Outstanding Discipline Echelon of Jiangsu (2), Jiangsu “Qing-Lan Project” innovation team (3), and other talents cultivation program scholars (60). In 2016, School of Pharmacy was awarded as Advanced Education Unit of Jiangsu Province.
Up to now, School of Pharmacy offers 5 doctoral programs and 6 master programs. Especially, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Analysis are ranked as national key disciplines in China. Both Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutics have been awarded as the Outstanding Discipline Echelon of Jiangsu Province for many times. Among 5 undergraduate programs (Science Base of Basic Pharmacy, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Pharmaceutical Analysis and Medicinal Chemistry), Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Preparation are special disciplines in national level. In 2015, two majors (Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics) were selected into “the Brand Discipline Construction Program in Jiangsu Province” as the development project in the first phase.
The school is the leader in the construction of the national first-class disciplines of pharmacy in our university. It has made great contributions for the construction and development of the "Double First-Class" Universities and Disciplines. The Pharmacy discipline was selected into the program of “Construction Project of Advantageous Disciplines of Universities in Jiangsu Province” for three times, and ranked as the first level “A+” in the fourth round of national discipline evaluation by the Degree and Graduate Education Development Center of the Ministry of Education in 2016.
School of Pharmacy lays great emphasis on the research and development of new drugs, pays more attention on the combination of basic research and applied research, and promotes the long-term development of new drug research and development by organizing and undertaking important national and provincial and ministerial projects. Baicalein, a national first-class new drug from independent research and development, has completed phase I clinical research and is now applying for phase II clinical research. Wogonin, a national first-class new drug from collaboration research, has been approved for phase I and II clinical trials. The school has strengthened the construction of "Key Laboratory for Molecular Design of Drugs and Optimization of Pharmaceutical Property", "Research and Evaluation Platform for Nano-Drugs in Jiangsu Province" and "Research Center for Semi-synthetic Antibiotics in Jiangsu Province", which provides a better platform for the academic research of the faculties.
In the last five years, School of Pharmacy won a number of awards, such as 1 “Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award”, 7 Jiangsu Science and Technology Progress Awards (3 First Prize, 2 Second Prize and 2 Third Prize), 137 research projects funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2 National Major Scientific and Technological Special Projects for “Significant New Drug Development”, 4 projects funded by “Jiangsu Distinguished Young Scholar Program”, and 50 projects funded Jiangsu Natural Science Foundation. The total amount of research funding has reached 290 million RMB, and more than 1700 scientific research papers have been published.
In the long-term teaching practice, the School of Pharmacy promotes teaching development through continuous reform, constantly consolidates the teaching ability and improves the teaching level. In the past five years, we have undertaken 42 teaching reform projects at the national, provincial, ministerial and school levels. Two online open-courses were selected as “National Excellent Courses”. We have been awarded 1 “National Second Prize for Teaching Achievements”, 1 “Provincial Special Prize for Teaching Achievements”, and 1 “Provincial Second Prize for Teaching Achievements”. Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics were approved as the "13th Five-Year" Special Brand Discipline of Jiangsu Province. A National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center of Pharmacy has been set up and designated as the head of the pharmaceutical group of the National Experimental Teaching Centers by the Ministry of Education. In 2014, it was approved by the Ministry of Education to build the first batch of National Virtual Experimental Teaching Center of Pharmacy. Fifteen simulation and practice teaching software were developed for the first time in China. In 2016, the "New System of Virtual Simulation and Practice Teaching of Pharmacy" was awarded the First Prize for “the Construction of Virtual Simulation Experimental Teaching Resources in Universities”.
Currently, School of Pharmacy has 2899 students, including 209 doctoral students, 867 master students and 1823 undergraduates. With a primary mission of strengthening morality and fostering talents, the Party Committee of the school follows the working principle of “being meticulous in routine work, being aggressive in hard work and being innovative in characteristic work”, further strengthens the education and management of students, innovates the financial aid system, and promotes the high-quality employment for graduates. Over the years, the graduates are highly praised and favored by employers and the total employment rate of graduates has reached 99.11% in 2017. The employment rate for Ph.D., master and undergraduates was 98.57%, 99.60%, and 99.02%, respectively.