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Pharmacy and Pharmacology Programmes Amongst World’s Top Fifty

29 Apr 2015
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University College Cork's School of Pharmacy, and Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, have today been positioned amongst the world’s top fifty programmes by QS – Publisher of international university rankings.

These results demonstrate how the College of Medicine and Health’s culture of collaboration across disciplines, supported through world-class research and reinforced by rigorous academic programme creation, bring about truly excellent standard of teaching and learning to UCC students’.   

The top fifty ranking comes as the school of pharmacy embarks on a new integrated five-year Masters in Pharmacy programme which is commencing in September 2015. Professor Stephen Byrne, Head of School of Pharmacy and Chair in Clinical Pharmacy Practice at UCC, states that “I am delighted to see the influence that Pharmacy and Pharmacology has on a global basis, particularly acknowledging the impact of Pharmacy in the healthcare, industry and research arenas. Being ranked in the top 50 of the QS Rankings by Subject is an honourable recognition of the efforts of staff and collaborators in undertaking ground-breaking research, while delivering innovative research-led teaching to produce highly sought after graduates and postgraduates.”

Professor Thomas Walther, Chair in Pharmacology and Head of Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, has said that the ranking is an outstanding achievement, and is also a reflection of the excellence in teaching and research of Pharmacology by staff in the Department.  “The latest ranking by QS is also a measure of the Department’s success in its on-going mission to develop a world-class research programme in both basic and clinical pharmacology,  and the highest quality teaching of Pharmacology and Therapeutics to students across UCC: in the College of Medicine & Health and in the College of Science, Engineering and Food Sciences.”

Professor John R. Higgins, Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Head of the College of Medicine and Health, Congratulates both Professor Stephen Byrne and Professor Thomas Walther.  “Today is a fantastic acknowledgment of the tremendous achievement of our College and its staff, and above all else demonstrates “best-practice” in terms of designing and delivering the highest quality pharmaceutical education.”

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