Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science
The Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences was established in April 2003 by partially integrating the faculties of the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics and the Institute of Resource Development and Analysis. This was preceded by the creation of the Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences by the merging Medical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Graduate students at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences are taught by teaching staff from the Faculty of Life Sciences (founded in January 2010 by reorganizing the Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences), the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics, the Institute of Resource Development and Analysis and Kumamoto University Medical School Hospital. By taking advantage of the individual strengths of each faculty member, a great number of programs can be provided by faculty members from the pharmaceutical sciences and medical fields cooperating to give special lectures in Bioethics and Medical Oncology and Translational Research as well as in bioethical and logical diagnostics. In the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, education is based on the foundation of basic pharmaceutical knowledge acquired during undergraduate studies.
The school aims to cultivate pharmaceutical researchers and advanced pharmaceutical specialists that can act independently and provide skilled leadership in a wide variety of fields, including bioscience research, the creation of medicinal products, and clinical, environmental and public health administration.