Building A

The prominent hemicycle at the top of the hill represents Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The first floor is dedicated to supporting students. There is the Student Affairs Office with a wide reception counter, the Educational Affairs Division, the Admission Division, and the Health Management Support Office. On the second floor, there is the Administrative Director’s office, the President’s office, the General Manager’s office, the General Affairs Division, the Facility Division, the Accounting Division, and several conference rooms. On the third and fourth floors, there is a library to which the Exhibition Room and group learning rooms are attached.

The open ceiling library provides students and staff with wide open spaces. The library, housing approximately 92,000 Japanese and Western books, approximately 650 Japanese and Western scientific magazines, and approximately 2,000 AV materials, supplies a wide range of information in various fields.

On the fourth floor, there is the Exhibition Room, set up to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the university. An approximately 20-minute DVD film of the school's brief history is displayed on the large screen.

Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences collects archival materials recording the university's history and the students learning there in various periods, as well as those explaining the progress of education of pharmaceutical sciences, and exhibits them in the Exhibition Room.

The university collects AV materials in the fields of pharmaceutical sciences and medicine and those of famous paintings. Students can view them in the AV room on the fourth floor.

Building B

Spacious building well equipped with sophisticated research facilities: ideal space for intensive pharmaceutical researches.

Building B is a six-story building with one basement level. Various facilities are functionally arranged in this building. For example, RI Research Facility and Animal Testing Facility are located in basement level 1, while other research facilities including the Joint Research Center and the Satellite Joint Equipment Laboratory are located above ground. As demonstrated by the sufficient effluent treatment system and the effective air-conditioning system, all the facilities are designed in a manner conducive to environmental preservation both inside and outside the university.

Building B consists of Central Equipment Research Facility equipped with advanced measurement devices that are indispensable for drug discovery researches such as the structural/functional analysis of biological polymers, as well as the isolation and quantitative analysis of biological trace molecules, RI Research Facility (right film) that enable more detailed examinations, and environmentally conscious Animal Testing Facility (left film).

Building C

Aiming to maximize learning effects and assure future support.

In Building C, there are various facilities for the practical training of pharmaceutical sciences. Moreover, the building has classrooms that hold many people and can be used for lecture meetings, and classrooms/seminar rooms for small-group education and seminars introduced to promote efficient learning. The entrance lobby features broad pilotis.

Many students undergo practical training in this large-scale laboratory. The spacious laboratory extends far back but has a layout with good view.

The Career Support Room provides a rich store of data supporting job searches for students. Here, they can collect necessary information and receive appropriate advice.

A sophisticated space is created at the entrance featuring the pilotis, which allows sunlight to penetrate and wind to blow in. Students gather there to chat.

Building D

Latest facilities/equipment needed for advanced pharmaceutical sciences education have been introduced.

The glass-walled Building D gives an open impression. Its sophisticated appearance is accentuated by its white walls and pillars. The glass-walled rooms create open spaces. This building has a lecture hall; a large, medium and small lecture rooms; practical training facilities; seminar rooms and carrels. In the students’ lounge, which contains a convenience store, many students enjoy relaxing in the comfortable environment.

The large lecture hall extending from the basement to the second floor is used for school ceremonies, educational programs for citizens, and seminars for the general public.

There are a large variety of lecture rooms including large-, medium- and small-scale rooms. Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences can deliver its educational programs to other universities and can receive those of other universities by using the remote education system.

Training of dispensing in the aseptic preparation room. Students can learn practical dispensing in the latest facility. Before starting practical training, students acquire the techniques of aseptic preparation of injections here.

General Preparation Room. General preparations such as capsules, powders, ointments, suppositories and liquids are prepared in this room. Students learn the flow of preparation procedures and acquire the skills of operating devices and handling tools.

Computer learning room. Students handle various types of information and receive 3D education. They learn how to handle drug information and audit prescriptions and various operations through computer-based training.

Students can use carrels to study alone when they do not have classes. They prepare for/review classes, and write reports/theses in an environment with good Internet access.

The drug service counter is created in the form of a pharmacy counter. A student pharmacist dispenses drugs and issues them to a student patient. Drug administration guidance is given at a special booth adjacent to the counter.

Open spaces along the windows. Students enjoy the beautiful natural scenery from the large windows. They gather here to chat and study between classes.

Medicinal Plant Garden

Over 1,000 species of medicinal plants grow in this garden.

The Medicinal Plant Garden is located at the east end of the campus. We carefully grow over 1,000 species of medicinal plants and use them in the educational programs of pharmacognosy, the study of the use of natural substances in drugs and chemistry. Citizens visit this garden to observe medicinal plants. We grow many species of Umbelliferae, Leguminosae, Ranunculaceae, and Lamiaceae to use them in pharmacognosy researches.

Various species of medicinal plants grow on approximately 5,000 m² of land. Medicinal plants growing in the greenhouses can be observed in all seasons. In collaboration with other medicinal plant gardens, we promote research projects and provide opportunities for exchange for researchers in this field.