Earlier this month, from 3rd to 8th June 2018, 19 undergraduates from Faculty of Pharmacy, Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) had a chance to participate in a useful and valuable summer course held in Seoul National University (SNU), which is considered to be the most prestigious university in South Korea.
Seoul National University was originally founded in 1946 as the first national university in the country. With state-of-the-art facilities and more than 200 buildings, the main campus is located in Seoul. The student body now consists of approximately 17.000 undergraduates and roughly 11.000 postgraduates. SNU offers multidisciplinary studies including pharmacy, medicine, veterinary, business, law, art, music and many more. In 2016, QS World University Rankings ranked SNU 36th in the world and 10th in Asia.
Throughout this program, not only can students from TDTU’s Faculty of Pharmacy experience advanced pharmacy practice from developed education environment for shaping career and professional life, but also discover Korean diverse and long-lasting culture, which is based on balance between traditional and modern human life.
From practicing making tablets in SNU’s mill…
… to an actual pharmaceutical product made by a student.
Visting automatic production line system in Handok Inc.’s manufacturing plant.
“Great Drugs That Changed History” by Prof. Park Jeong Hill – SNU.
SNU’s College of Pharmacy laboratory visit.
SNU’s College of Pharmacy Museum visit.
Handok Museum of Medicine and Pharmacy visit.
Experiencing Korean culture and cuisine.
“To be honest, this is an extremely meaningful trip to us. Before, I have never got a chance to see how one of the most developed country in Asia’s pharmaceutical industry actually works. It was also my first time ever practicing on a manufacturing mill’s machines, not just through textbook or media document. Besides, I have always been a big fan of Korean culture, so I was really excited to have an opportunity to discover this amazing aspect of the country, to make acquaintance with students from SNU. I’m really grateful for the chance to be a part of this program that SNU and TDTU’s Faculty of Pharmacy offered, I hope our future programs will continue to be useful and successful.” – from T.H., a participant of this summer course.