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Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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  • 1. Overview

  • 1. Overview

  • 1. Overview

     Pharmaceutical Sciences is an academic field that covers the development of pharmaceuticals and their applications. The field encompasses fundamental, life-related substances and their interactions with life. The mission of the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tokyo is to achieve the highest standard in academic research as well as training and educating the future leaders in this field who will contribute to the development of pharmaceutical sciences and basic life sciences, leaders who can serve in medical administration, and pharmacists who can play an active roles in the area of highly advanced medical care.

     Comprising the two departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy, the School features laboratories covering a wide range of fields, including organic chemistry, natural product chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, health chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, drug delivery and pharmaceutics, pharmacology, genetics, and others.

     The Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences has long been conducting leading-edge research in nearly all fields essential to drug discovery, and is now spearheading an initiative for establishing new methodologies for the science of drug discovery, creating new research fields unlimited by conventional boundaries in the midst of increasing global competition, and promptly applying new discoveries to drug development.

     The School's program of education and research has focused on developing human resources for basic pharmaceutical science and drug discovery, but it is now expanding its focus to include medical pharmaceutics as well. This step is being taken to respond to new needs that are emerging from the increasing separation of pharmacies from clinics and from the expanding roles of pharmacists. And as bioscience continues to rapidly advance, it is vital to review the targets of drug discovery - diseases - from an entirely new viewpoint.

     Japan's pharmaceutical education system changed in 2006, and a four-year system to train pharmaceutical researchers and a six-year system to train pharmacists were started. The School has also become more advanced and more proactive; in 2010 the School began offering a Master's program for graduates of four-year programs, and in 2012 it started offering a Doctoral program for those wishing to pursue doctoral coursework after completing the Master's program. Another Doctoral program for graduates of the six-year program was also started in 2012.

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