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      School of Pharmacy in Yantai University was established in 2000. The school now has  the doctoral training project to serve the national special needs, "major new drug release system" (began to recruit "Pharmacy" PhD from 2013), master programme of first-level pharmacy disciplines (including ten majors such as medicinal chemistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, drug analysis, microbiology and biochemistry, pharmacology, natural medicine chemistry, clinical pharmacy, pharmaceutical engineering, pharmaceutical management and so on), professional master programme of Master of Engineering (pharmaceutical engineering), as well as two undergraduate majors of pharmacy (national characteristic specialty, namely "characteristic specialty of institutions of higher learning") and pharmaceutical engineering (listed in the "excellent engineer education and training program" of the Ministry of Education).
    The school now has 53 staff, including 41 full-time teachers and 12 teaching auxiliary staff. Among the full-time teachers, there are 15 professors and 16 associate professors. 40 of the teachers have a doctoral degree, accounting for 97.6% of full-time teachers, and 18 of them have studied in Europe and America. There are 2 specially-appointed professors from national "Thousand Talents Program", 7 specially-appointed professors from "Taishan Scholars", 1 national outstanding teacher, 2 young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions to Shandong Province, and 1 teacher enjoys the special allowance of the State Council. More than half of full-time teachers are "double-teacher" teachers.
    After more than ten years of construction, the School of Pharmacy has owned instrument such as nuclear magnetic resonance instrument, liquid chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography (for analysis and preparation), gas chromatography, automatic blood biochemical analyzer, multi-mode small animal imaging system, single-channel automatic patch clamp and so on.
    The school has always adhered to combining theory and practice, and it integrates the strong scientific research conditions and practical experience of Green Leaf Pharmaceutical Group with the pharmacy teaching and scientific research. Over the past decade, the pharmacy education of Yantai University has achieved rapid development from nothing and then to excellent. In 2006, its "drug screening and evaluation" key laboratory in Shandong Province was approved. In 2011, its key discipline of "pharmacy" in Shandong Province and key laboratory of “molecular pharmacology and drug screening & evaluation” in universities of Shandong Province were approved. The laboratory of “molecular pharmacology and drug evaluation” was approved as the key laboratory jointly built by the Ministry of Education and the province, which was the only key laboratory approved in 2011, and also the first Key Laboratory Construction Project of the Ministry of Education in Yantai University.
    In 2013, the "Pharmacy Experimental Teaching Center" was approved as the National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center during "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" period, achieving the breakthrough of zero National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center in Yantai University; Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Drug Delivery System and Biotech Drugs was identified as Collaborative Innovation Center of Universities of Shandong", which is the first provincial collaborative innovation center of Yantai University. In 2010, the research and development center of Green Leaf Pharmaceutical Group with teachers of Yantai University as the technical backbone was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology to construct national key laboratory (planned) of "long-term slow release control and targeted agents and technology". The construction of key disciplines and key laboratories forms advanced comprehensive scientific research platforms including micro-nano and targeted agents research, in vivo evaluation of advanced drug delivery system, pharmacokinetic study, biodegradable polymer and drug-loaded technology research, and research on advanced drug delivery system for natural medicine, and builds the domestic first-class long-term micro-ball pilot laboratory that meets GMP requirements.
    The school’s teachers undertake nearly 100 vertical subjects at all levels, including 17 projects of National Natural Science Fund, 2 national 973 special projects, 1 national 863 project, 7 national major projects during "Eleventh Five-Year Plan" period, 2 national major projects during "12th Five-Year Plan" period, and 2 international science and technology cooperation projects with the Ministry of Science and Technology. In recent years, it has own 23 scientific research awards at all levels, including 1 second prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award, 1 second prize of natural science type of Outstanding Achievement Award (science and technology) for Institution of Higher Learning issued by the Ministry of Education, 1 first prize of Shandong Science and Technology Progress Award, 1 second prize of Shandong Province Teaching Achievement Award, 2 second prizes of Shandong Province Invention Award, and 2 second prizes of Shandong Science and Technology Progress Award. In recent years, more than 300 SCI papers were published; more than 60 invention patents were authorized.
    The school’s graduates achieve good achievements in employment and postgraduate entrance exams, and the rate of postgraduate entrance exams reached higher than 30% (42.4% in 2011) for eight consecutive years, ranking first in the whole university for four consecutive years, and students were admitted to famous medical research institutions such as Peking University, China Union Medical University, SIMM of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Fudan University, Shanghai Pharmaceutical Industry Research Institute, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University, Shandong University, Zhongshan University, Chinese Academy of Sciences and China Pharmaceutical University. In recent years, eight students were admitted to well-known institutions such as University of Miami, Georgetown University, New York City University, University of Manitoba, Canada, University of Newcastle and University of Edinburgh in UK, to continue to pursue master's or doctor’s degree. Graduates are mainly employed domestic large and medium-sized pharmaceutical companies, whose scientific research and practical operation skills are highly valued by the employers. The employment rate comes out top in the university for many years, which is fully affirmed by the university, students and parents. The school has establish a long-term employment relationship with more than 20 enterprises such as Shandong Lukang Pharmaceutical, Shandong Qilu Pharmaceutical, Shandong Lu’nan Pharmaceutical, Jiangsu Hengrui Pharmaceutical, Jiangsu Singch Pharmaceutical and Dalian Pfizer Pharmaceutical, laying a good foundation for the employment of students.
    The combination involving production teaching and research makes the School of Pharmacy in Yantai University achieve a leap-forward development! Looking forward to the future, all the staff and students of the School of Pharmacy will, with the spirit of "devotion, innovation, truth-seeking and collaboration", take the cultivation of pharmaceutical research and application talents with professional quality and establishment of domestic first-class innovative drug research and development base as the goals, and make greater contributions to the development of national pharmaceutical industry .
 (Data as of June 2017)

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