About the Guangdong Pharmaceutical University

Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (GDPU) is one of the three pharmaceutical Universities in China with independent organizational system. GDPU is a popular institution of higher learning. The university is among the first group of universities to be stationed in Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center as one of the top 10 famous universities. It is an important base cultivating exclusive talents and leading cadres in the sciences of pharmacy, preventive medicine and clinical medicine in Guangdong Province. It is a training center of national registered pharmacists, an important base of continuing education in medical setups. The university has been accredited to run postgraduate programs and to award master’s degrees. It enrolls students from domestic and overseas. The main campus of GDPU is located in Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center in beautiful surroundings of lakes and mountains, bluish greenery and luxuriant flowers, and modern architecture; moreover, there are three other campuses: Zhongshan campus, Baogang campus and Chigang campus. The university covers an area of more than 200 hectares.


GDPU has a high level of teachers. There are 2,541 employees, of whom are 1,243 teaching and researching faculty, 110 professors and 292 associate professors, 170 staff with doctorates, 521 with master degrees. We also have 123 master instructors.
With a development of 50 years, GDPU has a completed educational system offering undergraduate programs, postgraduate programs and continuing education programs. It consists of 17 schools and departments, including School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, School of Medical Business, School of Life Science and Biopharmacology, School of Medical Information Engineering, School of Nursing, School of International Education, etc. There are 28 undergraduate degree programs and eight postgraduate degree programs. We have 23,000 full time students, including over 500 postgraduates.


GDPU emphasizes quality-oriented education. The graduate students’ comprehensive adaptability and strong practice ability has been approved by the society. The employment rate of its graduate has ranked first among universities and colleges in the province for years, up to 96%. GDPU has cultivated a large number of medical talents. A large number of school fellows have become technological mainstays, leading cadres or distinguished entrepreneurs.


GDPU has a completed scientific research system and strong technical force, with nine provincial and ministerial key laboratories and affiliated hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, research base and other agencies to undertake a large number of national and provincial (ministry) level research in drug research and development, and public health fields.


GDPU actively promotes the international cooperation and academic exchanges with institutions of higher learning in over 15 countries and regions such as U.S.A, Britain, Italy, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, etc. We sent outstanding graduates to get further study abroad each year.


The culture of Traditional Chinese medicine has a long history and is both extensive and profound. We sincerely welcome international students who are interested in traditional Chinese medicine to study in our university.

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