CPU at a GlanceCPU at a Glance

    China Pharmaceutical University (CPU) is situated in the historical and cultural city of Nanjing. Founded in 1936, it is the first national institution for higher pharmaceutical education in China. It is one of the state 211 Projectand 985 Project Innovation Platform key universities affiliated to the Ministry of Education. CPU is a multi-disciplinary and research-oriented university with pharmacy as its characteristics. The construction of pharmaceutical discipline groups with pharmacy and traditional Chinese pharmacy as its leading disciplines has always maintained the leading role in China, and has been known as the cradle of biomedical talents in China. In 2017, it became a member of theDouble First-classconstruction universities.


    CPU is composed of two campuses, namely the Xuanwumen Campus and the Jiangning Campus, which cover a total area of about 2100 mu (140 hectares). Currently, CPU hosts more than 19730 full-time students, including 11156 bachelors or associate degree candidates, 8067 postgraduates, 448 international students. It has 1,868 faculty and stuff, including 1128 full-time teachers. Since its foundation, its alumni include numbers of high-quality pharmacy professionals, 10 academicians and a large number of well-known experts and scholars in the field of pharmacy. Among CPU's current faculty members, there are 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 academician of the German Academy of Sciences, 14 national high-level talents and 36 national high-level young talents. Since 2000, it has won four times the first prize of the National Teaching Achievement Award (conferred every four years), the highest governmental award of China's education. The employment rate of graduates has long been the top among the universities under the Ministry of Education and universities in Jiangsu Province. 


    CPU is committed to building a world-class Modern Pharmaceutical Discipline System 2.0, with pharmacy + Xas the lead, new pharmaceuticaland Big pharmacyas the feature, integrating the development of medicine, pesticide and veterinary medicine. There are a total of 16 schools and departments, covering 31 undergraduate majors,3 first-level disciplines of academic doctoral research centers (pharmacy, traditional Chinese pharmacy, biology), 1 professional doctoral research center (biology and medicine), 8 first-level master's academic degree programs, 5 master's academic degree programs, and 2 post-doctoral research sites (pharmacy, traditional Chinese pharmacy). The traditional Chinese pharmacy has been selected as the national Double First-class construction discipline. In the fourth round of national discipline evaluation, pharmacy was rated A+. In the fifth round of national discipline evaluation and national professional degree level assessment, the disciplines pharmacy and traditional Chinese pharmacy has always maintained a leading role. In 2023, 8 disciplines including Pharmacology & Toxicology, Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Biology & Biochemistry, Materials Science, Agricultural Science, Molecular Biology and Geneticsand Neuroscience &Behavior ranked ESI global top 1%, among which Pharmacology & Toxicology ranked ESI global top 1(1.59 per 10,000) in the world, 17th in the world and 1st in Asia. In the 2023 US News World University Rankings, CPU's Pharmacology & Toxicology rank 7th in the world. In Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), CPU's Medicinal Chemistry has been ranked 3rd in the world. In the 2022 Shanghai Rankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, the disciplines of pharmacy and traditional Chinese pharmacy ranked the first and second in China respectively, both of which entered the Top Disciplines in China.


    CPU takes the initiative to serve China's major national strategies and continuously improves the independent innovation capability of new drug research and development. It has established the national key labs of Multi-target Natural Medicine, key labs at provincial or ministerial levels, engineering technical centers, and innovative platforms, realizing the full coverage of the scientific research platforms in the fields of chemical medicine, traditional Chinese pharmacy and biological medicine, and providing all-round services for the research and development of various new drugs. The university has established academic collaboration with overseas universities and institutions in over 40 countries and regions. Recent years, CPU ranks 1st among Chinese universities in the number of major scientific and technological projects awarded by the National Major New Drug Development project, winning 4 Science and Technology Progress Award and 1 Technology Invention Award.


    CPU will always adhere to President Xi Jinpings guidance for new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics, adhere to socialist education, carry out the fundamental task of promoting morality and cultivating talents, and actively participate in global health governmance.It is striving towards its goal of a world-famous research-oriented pharmaceutical university, and work tirelessly to write a new chapter in national health.