Located in the well-known and picturesque Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (GDPU) is one of the three pharmaceutical universities in China with a history of 50 years, and GDPU is also a popular institution of higher learning. The university is an important base which trains top qualified personnel and administrant cadres in the sciences of pharmacy, hygiene and disease control, and clinical medicine. It is a training center of national registered pharmacists and a legal pharmaceutical unit for CMA measurement and authentication in Guangdong Province. What's more, it is a multidisciplinary pharmaceutical institute of higher learning, combining medicine and pharmacy, and keeping pharmacy as its priority.
The main campus of GDPU is situated in scenic Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center; and the three other campuses are Baogang campus, Chigang campus and Zhongshan campus respectively. Now GDPU covers an area of more than 3000Mu (2,000,000M2.). At present, the total number of students of all levels has reached more than 25,000, including more than 18000 undergraduates, about 300 postgraduates. The university holds firmly the belief of serving local development, advancing school development through arduous pioneering efforts to keep pace with time.
14 Schools and Departments
GDPU consists of 14 schools and departments, which include School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Clinical Medicine, School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, School of Medical Business, School of Medical Information Engineering, School of Life Science and Biopharmacy, School of Basic Courses, School of Continuing Education, School of Food Science and Engineering, etc. There are 33 majors offering Bachelor's and College degrees, such as Pharmacy, Preventive Medicine, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Chinese Materia Medica, Biotechnology, Clinical Medicine, and Chemical Engineering & Techniques orientated in 84 specialties. There are 8 primary disciplines offering Master's programs: Chinese Materia Medica, Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Internal Medicine, Epidemic and Health Statistics, Pathogenic Biology, Anthropotomy & Histoembryology.
GDPU employs a faculty of over 1,400 people, including more than 1,000 full time teachers. Professors and associate professors take up 36%, master and doctor degree holders and are over 600, taking up 63%. The number of teachers with doctor degree is 170.
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