Message from the Dean

Pursuing comprehensive, pharmacological studies spanning the life of a drug – from discovery to post-market release observation – to find benefits for humanity.

Dean of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, one of Paul Gauguin’s masterpieces, was unveiled in 1897. Still to this day the theme of Gauguin’s work has not been clearly answered, even as our analysis of the human genome ushers in the dawn of genomic medicine.

Thus, we can surely say that the pharmaceutical sciences are a crucial, practical discipline for understanding, benefiting and anticipating the future of humanity. Next to the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is Tokyo University of Science’s second oldest faculty and will soon mark the 60th anniversary of its founding. Over this time, we have maintained TUS’ tradition of “achieving excellence” by producing a long succession of pharmaceutical researchers and research-oriented pharmacists capable of adapting to a rapidly changing society as they find success in a diverse array of fields.

It is anticipated that the number of graduates produced by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences will surpass 10,000 as of academic year 2018. Each of these plays an active role in important posts throughout society. Currently our faculty is comprised of two departments: the six-year Department of Pharmacy, which produces expert pharmacists and pharmaceutical researchers, and the four-year Department of Medicinal and Life Science, which is centered on the cultivation of drug discovery researchers and technicians. Combined, the post-graduation employment rate for these departments is nearly 100%.

Both of these departments emphasize research and promote opportunities for students to participate in, and present at, scientific conferences and meetings. With regard to the doctoral program, not only current students but also an increasing number of working professionals are pursuing this higher level in their academic advancement. Despite TUS having no medical school, we provide students with ample opportunities to be involved at the cutting edge of medicine via research and educational collaboration with such institutions as the Tsukuba University School Medicine and Health Sciences, Juntendo University Faculty of Medicine, Jikei University School of Medicine, Dokkyo Medical University, and Yokohama University School of Medicine, among others.

Wherever the future may lead us, we welcome all who have the ambition to become a pharmaceutical sciences specialist capable of making a difference for the future of humanity.