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School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy origins from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Faculty of Medicinal Chemistry of Nanjing College of Pharmacy (1952-1986). Currently, it has 7 research divisions, 10 departments and 3 research labs/centers.


Currently we have about 1600 undergraduate students, 730 Master's students, and 192 doctoral students. The student-teacher ratio is 20:1. There are 116 faculty members, including 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 30 professors, 48 associate professors and 38 research fellows or lecturers. Our faculty members are dedicated in teaching and research, winning research funds and grants from various sources. In the year 2008 alone, we received about 9 million (RMB) research funds from the government and about 5 million from industry.

School of International Pharmaceutical Business

The School of International Pharmaceutical Business, formerly the Department of Pharmaceutical Business Management, was founded in 1993. In response to social demand, the school has been exploring a unique way to integrate the study of pharmacy with management, economics and law. It cultivates senior pharmaceutical managers with academic competence and practical skills. As a result, graduates have received positive appraisals from employers. The employment rate has been high.  

At present, there are 4 professors, 10 associate professors, 16 lecturers and 5 assistant lecturers in the school. More than 90% of faculty members are doctor degree holders. The faculty are active in scientific research, winning numerous awards at national or provincial level. Up to now, over 300 academic papers and more than 30 books have been published. Several teachers are winners of Outstanding Teaching Achievement Prize at provincial level. At the same time, the school highlights cultivation of young teachers, encouraging and facilitating excellent young teachers to further their education both at home and abroad. As a consequence, a young teaching team has formed, characterized by strong academic competence and creative thinking.  

The school is making itself a scientific research base and a talents bank capable of exploring and solving important theoretical and practical problems. Currently, there are about 1600 undergraduate students (including 10 international students), 106 Master's students, 30 doctoral students in the school. From the year 1993 to now,a total of 1800 students have graduated from the school.

School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy

School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy origins from the Faculty of Pharmacognosy of Nanjing College of Pharmacy. In 1986, Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy and Nanjing College of Pharmacy combined into one, and Nanjing College of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy is renamed as School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy of CPU since then.

Fields of Research


Faculties mainly focus on 6 research areas: 1) Pharmacognosy; 2) Compound of Traditional Chinese Medicine; 3) Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine; 4) Heredity Breeding; 5) Biotechnology of TCM; and 6) Resources of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Natural Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy are two of the top disciplines in China.

The school has an exhibition hall of specimen of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Medicinal Botanical Garden. The school also has a State Pharmaceutical Administration left, and Nanjing laboratory of Traditional Chinese Prescription and Quality Standard.

Program Overview

There are more than 1500 students in the School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, of whom 1000 are undergraduates, 500 are postgraduates pursuing master's and doctoral degrees. Starting from the 3rd year of study, undergraduates select from the three paths that best fit for their career development: 1) Pharmacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (national first-class discipline); 2) Analysis of Traditional Chinese Medicine (second-class discipline); and 3) Biotechnology of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Students in Natural Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other related areas may choose to pursue a higher degree in Pharmacology, Traditional Chinese Pharmacy, or Pharmacognosy.  

Featured Program

A master's program on the basis of the combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine is designed to equip researchers with knowledge and skills required by the new century. Disciplines such as Natural Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology of Traditional Chinese Medicine are open to postdoctoral researchers with various backgrounds, including international students.


School of Traditional Chinese Pharmacy has over 90 faculty members, including 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 28 professors and research fellows, 30 associate professors and associate research fellows. 14 out of them are doctoral advisors and 30 are Master's .dvisors. Ye Juquan, the late famous Traditional Chinese Pharmacologist, Academician of Chinese cademy of Sciences, had been teaching in the school until the end of his life. Besides, 10 professors are members of National Committee of Examination and Appraisal of New Drugs. They participate in a series of national-level activities.


Our faculties shoulder the great responsibility of renovating Traditional Chinese Pharmacy and are  determined to overcome difficulties in the 21st century. The school is establishing relationships with pharmacy schools and enterprises home and abroad, and waiting for your participation.