About CPU


Campus life at CPU is full of fun. We want you to have a best possible experience and find you time spent o campus enjoyenable and rewarding at CPU. You will have the chance to take advantage of a breath of opportunities to get involved throught the duration of your study. Meet friends from across the globe and feel safe in the comfort of a support system both within and outside the classroom, train your body through sports activities.


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.

Travel opportunities
Explore  the vast array of landscapes and climates in China. The International Office provides students with the chance to explore China with their friends by joining one of their organized trips. These trips are always well attended and examples of past destinations include Shanghai, Hangzhou Suzhou,and Wuxi,etc.

Students Organizations, societies and Clubs
CPU has more than 40 clubs, organizations and societies that students can join to make friends with people with similar interest. There is something fantastic for all students to get involved with and expand your learning experience by making new friends, building leadership skills, and getting to know your faclty outside the classroom setting.

Events ang festivals
Mark your calendar with some important celebrations and events held by CPU and there is always something going on-adventures,traditional Chinese festival celebrations New Year parties, sports games, singing contests, ect.

Accomodation and cafeterias
Great efforts are devoted to providing students with a safe,comfortable, secure and nurturing living-learning environment that is conducive to students' academic pursuit and personal growth while fostering a sense of community, civic responsibility and an appreciation of diversity. CPU offers two international student building on campus which are5-10 minutes to classroom and labs, with single rooms equiooed with private bathroom, Internet access, landline, air conditioner, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, ect. Two 3-floor cafeterias are 5 minutes from the dormitory and you can enjoy the food and dishes of diverse tastes and styles across China. Muslin foods are also available.

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 Foundation, and more than 300 research projects financed by the State Natural Sciences Fundation and the State New Drug Research Foundation. 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.

Featured Programs
Approved by the Ministry of Education, CPU established “Basic Pharmaceutical Science Rotation Class” and “National Bio-science and Technology Rotation Class”. The Biological Technology 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.