Hue University Of Medicine and Pharmacy

Faculty of Pharmacy

Prof. Nguyen Thi Hoai, Ph.D
A/Prof. Tran Huu Dung, Ph.D
5th Floor, Building C and 2nd Floor, Building D, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy



The Faculty of Pharmacy was founded in 1999 and regarded as one of the firsts three universities in Vietnam and the first one in the Central Region training Bachelor of Pharmacy.

Over more than 20 years of establishment, the Faculty of Pharmacy has granted the bachelor degrees for hundreds of pharmacists who are highly qualified, which contributes to providing human resources in the Pharmaceutical field for the nation, especially for the Central Region and Highland of Vietnam. Our training program presents the students with professional knowledge and skills/experiences to work at hospitals, offices of pharmaceutical administration, centers of drug quality control, community pharmacies, pharmaceutical industries and in national or international pharmaceutical marketing companies. The program enables our students to link theory to practice, acquire capabilities and competencies necessary to meet today’s pharmaceutical challenges and patient care needs. The Faculty also transfers a variety of graduate programs for the learner who want to improve their knowledge after completing an undergraduate degree.

Our faculty members are highly experienced and committed lecturers as well as passionate scientists. In addition, our faculty has excellent facilities to support teaching – learning and doing research.

Our faculty has always maintained the close relationships with universities and other partners. Especially, in recent years, we have had a great expansion in cooperation programs with our international associates over the world. The network of international relations encourages and motivates us to promote teaching, research and study quality. We are looking forward to the new cooperation with both multilateral and bilateral frameworks to enhance advanced research as well as providing our students/staffs with opportunities for study or culture exchange.


The Faculty of Pharmacy has 04 departments, including as follows:

- Department of Pharmacology - Traditional Medicine - Pharmaceutical Botany – Organic Chemistry
- Department of Drug Quality Control – Toxicology - Analytical Chemistry - Physical Chemistry
- Department of Clinical Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Administration
- Department of Pharmaceutics – Industrial Pharmacy – Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

The faculty now has 45 full-time staff and many invited lecturers from other departments and faculties.


Currently, the Faculty of Pharmacy offers various types of training and programs, including full-time pharmacists (a 5-year program) and inter-college pharmacists (a 3-year program) for undergraduate programs.

The Faculty is also training post-graduate students (1st-level specialized pharmacists) with three majors: Pharmaceutical Organization and Administration, Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Traditional Pharmacy.


4.1. Research Orientation

4.1.1. Department of Pharmacology - Traditional Medicine - Pharmaceutical Botany - Organic Chemistry

- Extracting, isolating, defining the structure of natural compounds
- Screening the pharmacological effects of potentially medicinal materials and natural compounds on in vitro and in vivo models
- Studying the botanical and ecological characteristics of potentially medicinal herbs
- Researching and developing products derived from medicinal materials towards the ability of application and technology transfer
- Extracting essential oils, studying to improve the extraction efficiency of essential oils

4.1.2. Department of Drug quality control – Toxicology - Analytical Chemistry - Physical Chemistry

- Evaluating the quality of drugs, cosmetics and dietary supplements by physical-chemical, pharmacological and microbiological methods.
- Analyzing drug and biomarker concentration in biological samples for evaluation of pharmacokinetics, bioequivalence and bioavailability
- Establishing and standardizing quality standards for medicines, cosmetics and dietary supplements
- Synthesizing and establishing reference materials used in drug quality controls.
- Asymmetric chemistry, nanotechnology and physical chemistry applied in pharmacy.

4.1.3. Department of Clinical Pharmacology - Pharmaceutical administration

- Researching the experimental models of toxicity and pharmacological effects of drugs
- Studying the evaluation of the processes of absorption, metabolism and elimination of drugs in experimental models.
- Assessing clinical uses of drugs.
- Conducting and evaluating the effectiveness of clinical pharmacist activities, pharmacist intervention models to improve the quality of medical treatment at health facilities.
- Studying and developing interventions to enhance the compliance with the use of special drugs in the treatment of chronic disease.
- Studying the treatment process to monitor and minimize the unexpected effects of drugs.
- Clinical trials.
- Researching the effective treatment-economic relationship in drug therapy.
- Researching and developing community-pharmaceutical activities, consulting drug use in the community.

4.1.4. Department of Pharmaceutics - Industrial Pharmacy – Pharmaceutical Chemistry

- Development of the dosage forms containing materials originating from medicinal plants/herbs.
- Formulation and characterization of new dosage forms such as nano-sized delivery systems, extended-release dosage forms, transdermal delivery systems, etc.
- Evaluation of in vitro and in vivo bioavailability of the dosage forms.
- Synthesizing and semi-synthesizing well-bioactive compounds
- Building in silico models for prediction, classification, and screening chemical substances with biological activities. Design of medicinal compounds with promising predicted bioactivities as the foundation for chemical synthesis and experimental bioassay.

4.2. Publication

Selected publications in 2019.

For more information, please refer to Faculty’s website:

  • Abiko, Yumi, Yumi Nakai, Nho C. Luong, Christopher L. Bianco, Jon M. Fukuto, and Yoshito Kumagai. “Interaction of Quinone-Related Electron Acceptors with Hydropersulfide Na2S2: Evidence for One-Electron Reduction Reaction.” Chemical Research in Toxicology 32, no. 4 (April 15, 2019): 551–56.
  • Dizdarević, Aida, Nuri Ari Efiana, Thi Nhu Quynh Phan, Barbara Matuszczak, and Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch. “Imine Bond Formation: A Novel Concept to Incorporate Peptide Drugs in Self-Emulsifying Drug Delivery Systems (SEDDS).” European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 142 (September 2019): 92–100.
  • Doan, Tuan Quoc, Duc Viet Ho, Nhan Trong Le, Anh Tuan Le, Kiem Van Phan, Hoai Thi Nguyen, and Ain Raal. “Chemical Composition and Anti-Inflammatory Activity of the Essential Oil from the Leaves of Limnocitrus Littoralis (Miq.) Swingle from Vietnam.” Natural Product Research 0, no. 0 (August 20, 2019): 1–5.
  • Minh, Dao Thi Cam, Le Anh Thi, Nguyen Thi Thanh Huyen, Le Van Vu, Nguyen Thi Kieu Anh, and Pham Thi Thanh Ha. “Detection of Sildenafil Adulterated in Herbal Products Using Thin Layer Chromatography Combined with Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: ‘Double Coffee-Ring Effect’ Based Enhancement.” Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 174 (September 10, 2019): 340–47.
  • Nguyen, Hoai Thi, Linh Thuy Thi Tran, Duc Viet Ho, Kiem Van Phan, Ain Raal, and Hiroyuki Morita. “Three New Inositol Derivatives from Chisocheton Paniculatus.” Tetrahedron Letters 60, no. 28 (July 11, 2019): 1841–44.
  • Pham, Ty Viet, Thang Quoc Le, Anh Tuan Le, Hung Quoc Vo, and Duc Viet Ho. “Phytochemical Constituents of Annona Reticulata and Their Cytotoxic Activity.” Letters in Organic Chemistry 17, no. 3 (February 19, 2020): 206–10.
  • Phan, Thi Nhu Quynh, Bao Le-Vinh, Nuri Ari Efiana, and Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch. “Oral Self-Emulsifying Delivery Systems for Systemic Administration of Therapeutic Proteins: Science Fiction?” Journal of Drug Targeting 27, no. 9 (October 21, 2019): 1017–24.
  • Phan, Thi Nhu Quynh, Iram Shahzadi, and Andreas Bernkop-Schnürch. “Hydrophobic Ion-Pairs and Lipid-Based Nanocarrier Systems: The Perfect Match for Delivery of BCS Class 3 Drugs.” Journal of Controlled Release 304 (June 28, 2019): 146–55.
  • Tai, Bui Huu, Nguyen Thi Hong Anh, Nguyen Thi Cuc, Pham Hai Yen, Nguyen Xuan Nhiem, Tran Hong Quang, Do Thi Ha, et al. “Three New Constituents From the Parasitic Plant Balanophora Laxiflora.” Natural Product Communications 14, no. 5 (May 2019): 1934578X1984995.
  • Tran, Linh Thuy Thi, Duc Viet Ho, Dung Viet Le, Kiem Van Phan, Hoai Thi Nguyen, and Ain Raal. “Apoptosis-Inducing Effect of Pogostemin A Isolated from the Aerial Parts of Pogostemon Auricularius Against the Human Lung Cancer Cells.” Journal of Biologically Active Products from Nature 9, no. 5 (September 3, 2019): 320–27.
  • Trang, Do Thi, Duong Thi Hai Yen, Nguyen The Cuong, Luu The Anh, Nguyen Thi Hoai, Bui Huu Tai, Vu Van Doan, et al. “Pregnane Glycosides from Gymnema Inodorum and Their α-Glucosidase Inhibitory Activity.” Natural Product Research 0, no. 0 (September 11, 2019): 1–7.
  • Tuan, Doan Quoc, Ho Viet Duc, Le Trong Nhan, Le Tuan Anh, Nguyen Thi Hoai, and Ain Raal. “Constituents of Essential Oils from the Leaves of Paramignya Trimera (Oliv.) Guillaum from Vietnam.” Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants 22, no. 2 (March 4, 2019): 391–95.
  • Viet Nguyen, Khan, Ivo Laidmäe, Karin Kogermann, Andres Lust, Andres Meos, Duc Viet Ho, Ain Raal, Jyrki Heinämäki, and Hoai Thi Nguyen. “Preformulation Study of Electrospun Haemanthamine-Loaded Amphiphilic Nanofibers Intended for a Solid Template for Self-Assembled Liposomes.” Pharmaceutics 11, no. 10 (October 2019): 499.


- Domestic partners:

  • Viet Anh Institute of Research and Training, University of Da Nang
  • Institute of Chemistry, Institute of Biotechnology, Institute of Marine Chemistry - Vietnamese Academic Institute of Science and Technology
  • Institute of Medicinal Materials
  • Quang Tri Science and Technology Center, Central Institute of Scientific Research
  • Hanoi University of Pharmacy

 - Foreign partners:

Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Tartu
Lyon University College
Joseph Fourrier University (Grenoble 1)
Natural Medicine Research Institute, Toyama University
Toyohashi University of Technology
University of Tsukuba
School of Pharmacy, Management and Science University
University of Aveiro
Partners at KAIST Korea Institute
South Korea
Busan National University
South Korea
College of Pharmacy, Yeungnam University
South Korea
Bio-Synergy Research Center (BSRC)
South Korea
University of Karlstad
Faculty of Pharmacy, Khon Kaen University
Faculty of Pharmacy, Mahasarakham University
Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science (MCPHS)