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Brief history
1932 The University started its history as Gifu College of Pharmacy at the site of Kokonoecho, Gifu City
1948 The College was reorganized into Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU).
1953 GPU began its Masterfs program in the graduate school.
1965 GPU began its Doctoral program in the graduate school.
1977 Kawashima Memorial Experimental Farm at Nenohara was established.
1982 GPU celebrated it 50th year foundation as a leading pharmaceutical university in Japan.
1990 The Institute of Biological Pharmacy was established to promote research on pharmaceutical sciences related to biotechnology.

Brief History of Global Partnerships
University Country Year Established
Pharmaceutical University of China China 1982
Zhejiang University China 1984
Cincinnati University USA 1991
University of Florence Italy 1993
University of Florida USA 1997
Monash University (Victorian College of Pharmacy) Australia 1998
Shengang Pharmaceutical University China 1999
Salamanca University Spain 1999
Campinas University Brazil 2002