Universidad CEU San Pablo has been teaching Pharmacy studies since 1973, first as a University College and since 1993 as a Private University. The School of Pharmacy has diversified its academic offer since then, responding to the real need for new professional profiles. Thus, we have been teaching Human Nutrition and Dietetics since 1999, Optics and Optometry since 2000; and since 2011-2012 academic year, we have also offered a bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology.
Our School was a pioneer in the implementation of double degrees through an organisation that optimises the effort of the brightest students. For the 2014-2015 academic year, for the first time in Spain, we offered an innovative and interdisciplinary training proposal, the double bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and Business Administration and Management.
Fourteen years ago, we started a bilingual programme in Pharmacy, specialising in clinical trials and in collaboration with the University of Chicago. This programme was expanded nine years ago with the addition of bilingual pharmacy and biotechnology. For the 2014-2015 academic year, we added a new programme in biotechnology, oriented towards the management of biotech companies, which includes internships in companies in the sector in the United States.
With our degrees in Nutrition and Optics adapted to professionals, we join forces to offer continuing education, blended learning, adapted to professional practice and of an official nature. Our offer is completed with official postgraduate and doctoral programmes, such as the Programme in Health Science and Technology, within the CEU International Doctoral School (CEINDO). This programme has been made possible thanks to the excellent research potential of this School.
At the present time, we have 13 consolidated competitive research groups and 2 recognised as Excellent Research Groups. We have accumulated nearly 250 six-year research periods in the academic year 2020-2021 with an approximate evolution of 15 six-year research periods recognised per academic year. The School of Pharmacy has more than 40 active competitive projects from public and private bodies, representing a total budget of more than 3.5 million euros, in addition to contracts with industry with a total budget of more than 1.5 million euros. The scientific productivity of the School's lecturers and researchers is reflected in the more than 125 articles that the different groups publish each year in international JCR journals.
Our graduates are recognised in all professional fields, as evidenced by the high employability rate of our graduates, corroborated by numerous testimonials and by excellent results in national tests such as the FIR (No. 3 in 2021; No. 1 in 2013 and 2022).
In short, the teamwork and coordination of all the human resources that make up the essence of this School, whether teachers, students, or administrative and service personnel, allows for the proper development of all the activities involved in student training and research tasks.