Faculty of Science
Department of Pharmacy
Message from the Head of Department
In 2010, we celebrate 105 years of pharmacy education in Singapore and Malaysia in one of the earliest and most established pharmacy schools. We enjoy the strong sense of community and enthusiasm among the NUS PHARMILY members who are home-grown, as well as from Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Peoples' Republic of China, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, India, Germany, Italy, Australia, Canada, United States of America and other parts of the world.
Now let us look ahead. Driven by shifts in age and demographics, disease, revolutionary advances in science and technology (from pharmaceutical, biotechnology to nanotechnology), and health care inflation, dramatic changes in the strategies for training health professionals and scientists to conduct translational and clinical research on human health and for provision of health services to cope with the future environment are needed. The pharmacy professional, as a multi-faceted, multi-talented individual with competencies in a variety of domains including clinical and scientific expertise, communication and teamwork, and many professional activities, is not immune to this flux.
Besides, increasing the undergraduate enrolment to 144 and eventually to 250 per cohort, the postgraduate research students to 200 at steady state, new programmes have been launched to further sharpen the needed competencies in support of our growing pharmaceutical industry and health services. We also support our professional pharmacists-alumni as they embarked on continuous life-long learning.
While preparing tomorrow's pharmacists and leaders today, NUS Pharmacy is working in partnership with doctors, engineers, scientists to realize the promise of tomorrow's medicines and technologies today. Here, we offer a place where complex and controversial issues are discussed, studied and addressed with a balance of science and compassion. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey!