Facts & Figures

(As of May 2020)

Cultivation of Medical Practitioners Full of Humanity and a Thirst for Research and Drug Development Experts Who Can Lead Advanced Drug Development Sciences

The basic philosophy of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is to cultivate medical practitioners and expert drug developers who possess the will to "protect the health of human beings through molecular medicine." The Department of Pharmacy aims to "cultivate advanced pharmacists who are full of humanity and have a thirst for research," while the Department of Medicinal and Life Sciences aims to "cultivate researchers who lead advanced drug discovery sciences." In other words, people who are full of intellect, with a sense of ethics and rich human qualities, who are leaders in pharmacy as a comprehensive bioscience, and who are committed to maintaining the health of human beings and conquering disease.

The two departments cooperate with each other to foster these kinds of human resources, and aim to contribute to the development of pharmaceutical sciences. In order to achieve this, the Department of Pharmacy and Department of Medicinal and Life Sciences are expanding life pharmacy, drug discovery chemistry, environmental / sanitary pharmacy, and medical/information pharmacy in a fused manner, using biology, chemistry, physics, and information science, which are common basic disciplines, as the foundation. The educational objective of this faculty is to raise human resources who will acquire specialized knowledge to be able to comprehensively understand life and molecular medicine, and who possess the capability to establish issues and resolve them.

Message from the Dean

Aiming to Cultivate Highly Qualified Pharmacists and Pharmaceutical Researchers and Technicians

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Tokyo University of Science is comprised of the Department of Pharmacy (a six-year course) and the Department of Medicinal and Life Sciences (a four-year course), both of equal size and both equally engaged in the pursuit of advanced research. The Department of Pharmacy, of course, trains pharmacists for core medical institutions, but it also cultivates researchers and technicians who will contribute to drug discovery, public servants who will oversee pharmaceutical and health-related administration and, for those who continue on to graduate school, licensed pharmacists who teach pharmaceutical sciences at the university level. In the Department of Medicinal and Life Sciences nearly all students go on to graduate school for an additional two years, and this six years of education cultivates not only researches who work at the cutting-edge of pharmaceutical sciences but also researchers and technicians active in a broad range of fields, including cosmetics, chemicals and food, as well as pharmaceutical science research faculty at universities. Within the shared framework of pharmaceutical sciences, these two distinctive departments mutually interact to create a wonderful and incredibly stimulating growth environment. The high level of education and research carried out by these departments is facilitated by a variety of specialized research facilities, including genomic drug discovery, drug delivery system and pharmacoinformatics-related research facilities, which share space on a beautiful, sprawling campus. Our hope and expectation of all pharmacists and pharmaceutical researchers and technicians who graduate from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is that they will follow in the footsteps of the graduates who have gone before them to actively contribute on both a national and international level.


Dean, Faculty of
Pharmaceutical Sciences