About the department
About the department

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPS) in Xiamen University (XMU) was founded in 2010, originated from Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Department of Pharmacy in School of Medicine. SPS recruits a team of excellent domestic and overseas scientists with expertise in pharmaceutical research and education, and as a result, it is now ranked among the best schools for pharmaceutical sciences in China. We educate future pharmacists and scientists to satisfy the need of social development in China, and create a comprehensive and innovative college committed to discovering novel pharmaceutical drug s.

To tackle challenging human health problems in the world and to enhance the quality of people’life, XMU-SPS focuses on developing cures and remedies for diseases with the strong underpinning of research capabilities.SPS is also committed to excellence in pharmacy education and research as evidenced by the establishment of a national “Drug Discovery and Research” initiative with the goal of advancing the pharmaceutical sciences. We strive to achieve this by creating a strong science and technology innovation platforms with specialties in pharmaceutical research, bolstering industrial ties and training students with specific aims, to construct an innovation center for pharmaceutical R&D and up-to-date medical production system in the Western Taiwan Straits Economic Zone.

XMU-SPS has demonstrated its excellent teaching and research, by recruiting a world class talented team that includes top experts and young scholars locally and overseas. Our dean, Prof. Xiao-Kun Zhang, was selected from among the first group of One Thousand Talents by the Organization Department of China and awarded “Chang Jiang Scholar”. The other leaders of SPS include Prof. Xinsheng Yao who is an Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Prof. Wanjin Hong who was also selected into “One Thousand Talents”, Prof. Qiang Zhou from UC Berkeley, and Prof. Limou Zheng. Led by these excellent visionaries, we have built a local research team with a global vision, which includes 4 scholars from the One Hundred Talents Program, 1 scholar listed as Outstanding Youth in Fujian Province, and 6 scholars with Double Hundred Talents in Xiamen City. There are nearly 70% faculty members with overseas academic experiences in SPS, who bring in an international perspective.

XMU-SPS values innovation and provides necessary resources, excellent infrastructure, and a broad space to achieve such innovation and novel discovery. The school building is located in Xiang'an campus of Xiamen University, with a teaching & research area of 15,000 sqaure meters.. SPS includes excellent teaching laboratories, modern PI laboratories and “Analysis and Testing Centre” opened to internal and external users, which houses scientific instruments worth over 5 million US dollars. By taking the advantages of its excellent research environment, SPS is based on the west coast of the Taiwan Straits and is internationally oriented. Our philosophy at SPS reaches beyond developing the important and innovative drug R & D center and professional training base in China, and into tapping the innovation and industrial power source of bio-pharmaceutical industry in Western Taiwan Straits Economic Zone.  We are guided by a passion for excellence in all our actions.

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