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News! First graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences was held.
On the 16th of March the Graduation Ceremony for the Year 2009 was held at Sojo University Citizens Hall. The Ceremony commemorated the graduation of 778 undergraduate students and 68 postgraduate students from the Sojo University Graduate School. At the Ceremony, the President of Sojo University, Mineo Nakayama, handed out diplomas to student representatives from each faculty. After the Ceremony, the Dean of FPS, Dr. Kunieda, personally presemted diplomas to the 119 students.
    
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Shift to 6-Year Education System in 2006

Recently, we are facing some social and medical problems such as a rapid increase in the proportion of elderly citizens, diversity and complication of diseases. In addition, medical systems are being changed to cope with the problems. Under the situation, pharmacists are expected to play important roles in saving health of local residences and in giving suitable treatments to patients. Therefore, roles of pharmacists are expanding and developing.
To meet the expectation, our faculty is making well-qualified pharmacists out of our students, who have pragmatic skills based on scientific way of thinking and knowledge. Therefore, students learn from basic science to up-to-date treatment here. Because of the diversity of the subjects, they can engage in a variety of professions with their versatility after the graduation. We put emphasis especially on clinical education, information technology, and English. Besides, we think highly of ethics to make them warm-hearted pharmacists who can be always nice to patients.



Sojo University History

1949 Electrical and Radiotelegraphy School founded at Kuhonji 4-chome, Kumamoto City.
1960 Moved to present location (Ikeda 4-chome, Kumamoto City)
1961 Educational Foundation, Kimigafuchi Gakuen authorized
1965 Kumamoto Industrial College established..
1967 Kumamoto Industrial University established.

Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry Departments established.
1969 Civil Engineering and Architectonics Departments established.
1973 Electrical Engineering Department established.
1976 Structural engineering and Applied Microorganism Engineering Departments established.
1982 Graduate school (master's course) established.
1991 Graduate school (doctoral course) established.
2000 The school changed its name to Sojo University. Applied Life Science Department established. Faculty of Art established
2005 Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences established..

The university set up new faculties, Faculty of Computer and Informational Sciences (Joho) and Faculty of Biotechnology and Life Science (Seibutuseimei) by reorganizing the Faculty of Engineering. Sojo University has five faculties (13 departments and section of general education in humanities) and two graduate courses.
2006 Six-year new pharmaceutical education system started.
2009 The first graduation ceremony for FPS was held.
2009 About 95% of the graduating students passed the 94th National Examination for Pharmacistfs License.

Sojo University Profile 2006


Air view (FA & FPS) Air view (FPS) Sojo University campus

Features of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

There are four divisions in the Department: the Medicinal Chemistry Division, the Life Science Division, the Hygienic Sciences Division and the Clinical Pharmacy Division. All four divisions include the necessary education and training for certification as a pharmacist. We offer 6-year course in which all students are involved in practical training outside the university at hospitals and community pharmacies for a period of at least 6 months.


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Curriculum

Along with revision of the School Education Law, the Department of Pharmaceutical Science reformed the education system from four year to six year (April, 2006). The six-year program is designed to allow students to gain knowledge of primary subjects in pharmacy as well as general education subjects in the first and second academic years. Based on the learning outcomes, they study special subjects including medical pharmacy in the third year and above. In the fifth year, all students are involved in practical training outside the university at hospitals and community pharmacies for a period of at least 5 months. In the fifth and sixth years, more advanced special subjects are offered for fostering of highly professional pharmacists, medical representative (MR), researchers, and other chemical & pharmaceutical specialists. Based on the knowledge and techniques that students have mastered, within two years after CBT, students will plan and conduct empirical studies about a research topic of their interests and then write a graduation thesis.

  Schematic diagram for a six-year new pharmaceutical education program is shown as follows.



LIST OF COURSES OFFERED (2009) NEW


Facilities

The department provides facilities, services, and learning/information resources that support teaching, learning and research.

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Education and Research Activities

Sojo University aims to be an international research university and emphasizes basic research. The result of the research is reflected in the education. See laboratory Web pages (waiting for the completion of the English version Web page of each laboratory).


Laboratory Staff

Division
Laboratory
Title
Name
Eddress Prefix
Medicinal Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
  
Professor
Takehisa KUNIEDA
kunieda
Associate Professor
Hisao KANSUI
kansui
Lecturer
Shuhei IMOTO
Molecular Design
  
Professor
Masashi ETOH
 
Associate Professor
Yasuyuki YOSHITAKE
yositake
Junior Lecturer
Koki YAMAGUCHI
kyamag05
Visiting Fellow
Kazunobu HARANO
harano
Natural Medicines
  
Professor
Toshihiro NOHARA
 
Professor
Hitoshi YOSHIMITSU
hyoshimi
Associate Professor
Tsuyosi IKEDA
 
Junior Lecturer
Miyashita Hiroyuki
hmiya
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  Life Science  
Biological Chemistry
Professor
Naoko UEDA
 
Associate Professor
Takatoshi OKURI
 
Junior Lecturer
Hitomi NAKAMURA
 
Pharmacology
Professor
Naofumi TOKUTOMI
tokutomi
Associate Professor
Yuji UCHIDA
 
Junior Lecturer
Keiko SHUTO
 
Microbiology
and
Oncology
Professor
Kazumi YOKOMIZO
 
Associate Professor
Fang Jun
 
Junior Lecturer
Hideaki NAKAMURA
 
Presymptomatic
Medical
Pharmacology
Professor
Kazumi YOKOMIZO
 
Associate Professor
Mihoko Nakashima
moriuchi
Junior Lecturer
Jianrong ZHOU
 
 
Professor
Akihiko KUNIYASU
 

Hygienic Sciences
        
Hygienic Chemistry
  
Professor
Tadatoshi YAMAGUCHI
 
Professor
Shinji TAKECHI
 
Associate Professor
Takumi ISHIDA
 
Biophysical Chemistry
Professor
Shuichi MIYAMOTO
 
Junior Lecturer
Akito KAWAI
 
Visiting Fellow
Shigesada HIGUCHI
 
Analytical Chemistry
Professor
Keizo TAKESHITA
 
Junior Lecturer
Shoko OKAZAKI
 

Clinical Pharmacy
          
Physical Pharmaceutics
  
Professor
Fumitoshi HIRAYAMA
 
Associate Professor
Makoto ANRAKU
 
Junior Lecturer
Daisuke IOHARA
 
Clinical Pharmaceutics
  
Professor
Hakaru SEO
 
Associate Professor
Keishi YAMASAKI
 
Junior Lecturer
Ikuko OGATA
 
Pharmacy Practice
  
Professor
Satoshi TSURUTA
 
Associate Professor
Hiroshi MORIUCHI
moriuchi
Lecturer
Takako ISHIGURO
 
Clinical Pharmacology
and
Therapeutics
  
Professor
Makoto MATSUKURA
 
Associate Professor
Isao FUJII
 
Junior Lecturer
Shiho Nakano
 
Laboratory of Pharmacokinetics
Professor
Masaki ODAGIRI
 

Medicinal Plant Garden
 
Professor
Kotaro MURAKAMI
 
 
 
Engineering Official
Noboru OGATA
 

DDS Laboratory
 
Professor
Hiroshi MAEDA
 
Professor
Kaneto UEKAMA
 
Professor
Takeshi MIYATA
 


Eddress: Prefix + Suffix (@ph.sojo-u.ac.jp)


Student Service

The University provides a number of Student Services.
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International Exchanges

Exchange Agreement Signed with Harbin Medical University

Date : September 9, 2006
On September 9 2006, our university finalized an exchange agreement with Harbin Medical University at a signature ceremony in Harbin. Among attendees were our university's Director General Mr. Tuji, Prof. Kunieda, Dean of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,@Prof. Miyata, Prof. Shan, Prof. Yang, President of Harbin Medical University , Prof. Zhang, Dean of College of Basic Medical Sciences, Ms. Gao, Director of International Exchange Office and many other distinguished professors of Harbin Medical University
Harbin Medical University is one of the most famous university and is a particularly excellent Medical University which was officially established in 1926. The university has 8 Faculties, 11 Graduate Schools, 15 Institutes, 4 Centers, 5 University Hospitals and around 7,600 students currently enrolled. In March 2006, Sojo University welcomed Professor Zhang Fengmin from Harbin Medical University and developed an academic exchange on the subject of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and continued to develop exchanges between educators in related fields. It is hoped that this agreement will bring about more exchanges and developments in a wide variety of academic fields.

Harbin
Harbin Medical University

2006 International Science Summer School Heidelberg

Schedule@July 16th - August 12th, 2006

Heidelberg
     The Sojo University sent two FPS students to the 2006 International Science Summer School in Heidelberg, with which Kumamoto City has a "sister-city" relationship. They were hosted at particular Heidelberg-based research institutions, where they conducted scientific projects. The program also included cultural and tourist activities. They deepened international friendship among the participants and piled up the knowledge of life science in famous laboratories.

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Report in Japanese (HTML version)
Akina Matsuo
Misato Nagashima

2007 International Science Summer School Heidelberg
Yuka Kiyozumi

2008 International Science Summer School Heidelberg
Kumiko Ohno
Namiko Kobayakawa
Link to Kumamoto City Home Page (Report in PDF)

Guides for Kumamoto City

Kumamoto Prefecture is located in Southern Japan, in the mid-western portion of Kyushu Island. Kumamoto City is the center of politics, business, and culture of Kumamoto Prefecture and is called the "city of forests and water." There are many historical spots originated after the age of provincial wars (1608-). Sojo University is located in the northern part of Kumamoto City. Kumamoto castle, one of the three famous Japanese castles is located in downtown, within 5 km from the SUFPS campus.

Access to Kumamoto City (by Airplane, JR train, Ferry)
About Kumamoto CityiLocation, Climate, History etc.)
Map around Sojo University
        

        
        

Mailing Address

Administrative Office,
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sojo University
4-22-1 Ikeda Kumamoto, 860-0082
TEL +81-96-326-4163

Inquiring Address

¡About our Faculty@Email Address: Prefix (etoh) + Suffix (@cc.sojo-u.ac.jp)