Welcome! You are welcome to see the rounded picture of the University of Pharmacy, Yangon and observe it in this website, and enjoy learning here. It is a great pleasure and an honor for me to present the concrete, concise, and update information about our University.
For 23 years, the University has been producing proficient graduates from her peaceful bosom while upgrading herself with the unanimous efforts of administrative and academic staff hand in hand under the leadership of successive devoted rectors. I take great pride in serving this University as the present rector.
About University of Pharmacy, Yangon (UOPY)
Pharmacy training in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar originated from the Institute of Paramedical Sciences with a Department of Pharmacy which was established in 1964 in the compound of Yangon General Hospital. At that time, the candidates, who had completed a four-year bachelor course in Chemistry and Biology (B.Sc. degree) were eligible to attend the two-year course of Pharmacy and the degree conferred was Diploma in Paramedical Science, DPMS (Pharmacy).
In January 1992, the Institute of Pharmacy, Yangon was proudly established in the building (previously known as BOC College), Thahton Road, in the Campus of Yangon University. The diploma degree was then upgraded to Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (B.Pharm). In May 2001, the Institute of Pharmacy was moved to the present location (19.958 acres) in Waibargi Road, Northokkalapa of Yangon. The Master of Pharmacy Course (M.Pharm) was successfully initiated in 2003.
The status of the institute has been upgraded to the university level since 2005, which now proudly stands as the University of Pharmacy, Yangon. The Ph.D. program (in Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacy) was started in January 2014. The M.Pharm. program for individual subjects (Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacy) was initiated in January, 2018.
Vision and Missions of UOPY
To attain provision of safe, effective and quality pharmaceutical products and health care for the whole populace abreast with that of developed countries in the region
To produce qualified pharmacists who could be regarded as competent health care professionals exist to be integrated into promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care system for the whole
To have acquired knowledge of health care delivery system
To perform the professional tasks and responsibilities in health teams by applying knowledge of pharmaceutical technology and services related to pharmaceutical care
To have a foundation for further specialization in industry, teaching, hospitals, community pharmacy, drug administration and managements, research and drug information
To have acquired knowledge of pharmacy administration pertaining to professional practice
To be capable of promoting self-directed, lifelong learning so that pharmacists can respond appropriately to changing health needs and advances in pharmaceutical knowledge and technology