2018 Spring Festival Greetings

Release date:2018-02-14  Release:主页英文版

Dear faculty & staff, students, alumni and friends,

With farewell to 2017 the Chinese Year of the Rooster, we are celebrating the coming of 2018 the Year of the Dog. Upon the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival, we would like to extend our sincerest greetings and best wishes to our current and retired faculty members, staff, students, alumni at home and abroad, and all those who have long been supporting us in the reform and development of CPU!


The past year of 2017 was extraordinary for China. The 19th National Congress of the CPC was successfully convened with a solemn declaration to the world China’s entry to a new era in its history of development. The global attention has focused on the dreams of China, the wisdom of China and the strength of China. For CPU, 2017 was a year that witnessed its conscientious efforts to keep up with the time and to accelerate its pace of building itself into a Double First-Class university. CPU is thriving and flourishing in all aspects, and has achieved all-round and innovative achievements. The Year of 2017 is destined to leave behind a remarkable record in the history of CPU.


In 2017, under the guidance of President Xi Jinping's thoughts of “Socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era”, we learned and publicized the spirit of the 19th National Congress of CPC in its entirety and at all levels in a multi-level and multi-modal manner and further promoted all learning activities for higher education institutions in China through well-organized meetings with its faculty. After getting successfully ranked among the “Double First-Class” universities in China, CPU promulgated its Construction Plan of Top-notch Disciplines, stepping onto a new course of carrying out its Double First-Class construction projects. The development of CPU’s disciplines has been greatly enhanced. The 4th round of academic discipline assessment by the Ministry of Education in China officially announced that the pharmacy discipline of CPU scored A+ and was ranked No.1 in the country. Its pharmacology and toxicology discipline entered the global top 1‰ in the ESI ranking for the first time, with 3 being ranked in the top 1% in the world. With its deepening education reforms, the quality of student cultivation at CPU has been on the rise. CPU was awarded the Jiangsu Provincial Outstanding Teaching Achievements, grand prize and first prize once each. Three of its MOOCs were approved to reach the state-level by the Ministry of Education. One of its discipline bases was selected as one of the third batch of National Higher Education Practice, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bases. Our students won numerous big prizes, in such important events as iGEM (the International Genetic Engineering Machine competition), CUMCM (the National Contemporary Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling) and Challenge Cup (also known as the Chinese college students’ “Olympic” game of science and technology). Its Clinical Pharmacy program passed the professional accreditation, becoming the first accredited clinical pharmacy program in China. Our research capability was also significantly enhanced. Of all its 106 approved projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the total number of projects approved, the number of major projects approved and the total amount of funds granted set new records in its history. The State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines successfully passed the assessment by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. One new drug was approved by the FDA of the United States for clinical trials. One new drug was approved for the national phase I-III clinical trials. CPU won a second prize of the State Award for Science and Technology Progress. There were also many highlights in its social services. In collaboration with the China National Narcotic Control Committee, the Joint Laboratory of Key Anti-Drug Technologies was set up, which created a new model of cooperation between universities and ministries. Major breakthroughs were made out of its poverty alleviation efforts, with the Zhenping project in Shaanxi province being ranked the 3rd among all the national top ten typical poverty alleviation projects undertaken by universities under the supervision of China’s Ministry of Education.

These achievements embody the wisdom, dedication and perseverance of all “CPUers”, as well as the care, support and help from its domestic & overseas alumni and all sectors of society. Here, on behalf of CPU, ChinaPharmaceuticalUniversity, we would like to express our highest respect and heartfelt thanks to you all.


The new era opens a new journey and calls for new endeavors for us all. The year 2018 marks the first year of the Chinese people to well implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress and the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up to the outside world. It is a crucial year to build a well-off society and implement China’s 13th Five-Year Blueprint. 2018 is also a crucial year for CPU in its Three-Step strategy: Step I to cement its foundation as a research university and Step II to become a research-oriented university. It is a crucial period for CPU to comprehensively promote the construction of its Double First-Class project. Under the guidance of the Chinese President Xi Jinping's Thoughts of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in the New Era, CPU will spare no efforts to deeply implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress and to further promote the construction of its Double First-Class project, keeping in mind its mission to cultivate outstanding talents, to make best research achievements and to make its great contribution to China. 

Finally, we sincerely wish everyone Happy Spring Festival, good health and happy family!