Western Pacific Pharmacy and Pharmacology Schools on Top of World
The Western Pacific regional schools of pharmacy are among world leaders in the QS World Ranking by Disciplines for 2012.
Ten of the Western Pacific schools of pharmacy and pharmacology rank in the top 50 globally.
Addressing a meeting of pharmacists and government officials in Seoul, Korea, Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum President John Ware, in announcing these results, said what a great achievement for our region and congratulated Korea as the Seoul National University was in the group.
The QS ranking lists the best schools in the world at which to study pharmacy and pharmacology. Six faculties in the Western Pacific region were in the top 25. The National University of Singapore was listed at number 3 and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University, Australia was ranked at number 6.
In the first six ranked universities, were Harvard, US; University of Cambridge, UK; Oxford University, UK and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
These were followed by the University of Tokyo at number 8, University of Melbourne at 9, University of Queensland at 13 and the University of Sydney at 22.
The full list of the schools in the Western Pacific region is listed below.
Associate Professor Wai Keung Chui, Vice-President of the Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum and also an Associate Professor of the National University of Singapore, on being congratulated, said it was a great achievement, not only for the National University of Singapore, but for the whole region.
Professor Bill Charman, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Australia, said the following.
‘Results such as these recognise the investment the faculty has made in developing innovative and challenging undergraduate and postgraduate courses.’
The key message from this ranking is that our staff, programs, activities and outcomes are respected and valued, by the leaders in our discipline worldwide.’
‘We do not seek to ‘chase’ rankings in what we do, instead we continue to focus on excellence and quality in our education, research and professional activities. And we seek to attract and retain the most talented staff and students.’
‘This ranking clearly recognises what Monash is achieving in the discipline of pharmacy and pharmacology. The ranking draw heavily on our academic reputation as judged by our peers and is testimony to the fact that our students are receiving world-class education.’
On behalf of the Western Pacific Pharmaceutical Forum, the President, John Ware, extends congratulations on these outstanding rankings.
He said it was incredible that out of the 50 top schools of pharmacy and pharmacology globally, 20% of those schools were in the Western Pacific region. It shows that our region is not just a world economic leader, but a leader in education and pharmaceutical research.
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