Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (GDPU) is an university under the direct leadership of Guangdong provincial government, cultivating exclusive talents and leading cadres in the sciences of pharmacy, preventive medicine and clinical medicine. The university enrolls students from the country and foreign countries.

The main campus of GDPU is situated in Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center in beautiful surroundings of lakes and mountains, bluish greenery and luxuriant flowers, and modern architecture; Moreover, there are three other campuses: Zhongshan campus, Baogang campus and Chigang campus. The university covers an area of more than 200 hectares.

Guangdong Pharmaceutical University has a complete educational system offering undergraduate programs, postgraduate programs and continuing education programs. Guangdong Pharmaceutical University consists of 12 schools, Bachelor's degrees are awarded in 7 specialties: medicine, science, engineering, management, economics, law and literature. There are 57 undergraduate degree programs and diploma programs: pharmacy, preventive medicine, Chinese Materia Medica, clinical medicine, etc. Master's degrees are awarded in 8 research directions: Chinese Materia Medica, pharmacy, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical analysis, internal medicine, epidemic disease and health statistics, pathogenic biology, human anatomy and histological embryology. Continuing education offers degree programs and professional training. The students body presently total with over 18,400.

GDPU has proper structure with an excellent faculty with rich teaching experience. The university has a faculty of over 1,400, with over 1,000 teaching and researching staff, 99 professors and 177 associate professors.

GDPU attaches importance to scientific research and development. The university has complete scientific research system with huge technical force. It has a batch of research institutes in provincial level and university level: Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Pharmic New Formulation, Grade 2 Laboratory of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Key Laboratory of Department of Health of Guangdong Province for Promoting Medicine by Science and Education, Key Laboratory of Department of Education of Guangdong Province of Modern Chinese Materia Medica, Research Institute of Pharmacy, Research Institute of Biopharmacology, Development and Research Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, Academy of Chinese Medicine, Experiment Animal Center, 2 directly Affiliated Hospitals, 2 indirectly Affiliated Hospitals, 1 indirectly affiliated pharmaceutical factory, 4 production, study and research bases.

GDPU, actively expanding its international academic exchanges, has already had academic, education and scientific research exchanges with institutions of higher learning in over 15 countries or regions such as U.S.A., Canada, Britain, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, etc. 

It has also established friendly intercollegiate relationship with over ten countries and areas, such as Governor State University, The University of Texas, University of Hertford,, University of Liverpool John Moors, Osaka Ziqing Education Group, The University of Queensland, Taiwan Chia Nan University of Pharmacy & Science etc, The university has trained thousands of students for Hong Kong since it conducted joint course program with Hong Kong University in 1997.
Due to the distinguishing specialties, clear strength and good quality of students, the employment rate has been ranked top among all the provincial universities. Since 2002, the employment rate of GDPU has reached 96% averagely. And the graduates enjoy great popularity in employers. It is calculated that the university has trained over 36,000 students, and most of them have become administrative cadres and technical backbone, which is a great contribution to the provincial and national medical development.