Pharmacy and Drug Technology

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology was established by the ministerial decree 2905 of 2012. The study started in the academic year 2012-2013. The Faculty is considered one of the most distinguished colleges, as it was established within a group of pharmaceutical companies belonging to the founding group. The educational process is based on the principle of sustainable development adopted by Heliopolis University. The academic program consists of a set of modern courses. A number of these courses is mandatory for the students and others are elective; as the students can choose from a set of optional courses, in addition to the university requirements that are studied by all the university students. All these courses, whether university or faculty requirements, integrate the principle of sustainable development, which develops the personality and skills of the students that help them think creatively to build their country and compete locally and globally with fellow graduates of other universities.

The educational process in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology relies on academic teaching and self-learning, whether through lectures, labs, research projects, scientific seminars, or through practice in the field of pharmaceutical industry as well as drug technology research centers that are located in the university campus. In addition, the academic plan includes three trainings in drug technology in pharmaceutical factories and companies that are obligatory for all the faculty students.


The Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology, Heliopolis University aims to be distinguished and pioneering in the fields of pharmaceutical education, scientific research, and civil society service within the framework of sustainable development at the local and regional levels.


The Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology, Heliopolis University is committed to developing a distinguished pharmacist who can compete in the labor market, improving the pharmaceutical industry, preparing scientific researches that are compatible with the axes and goals of sustainable development, and effectively contribute to environmental development and community service.

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  1. Turn out distinguished cadres capable of competing in the labor market.
  2. Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of scientific research to achieve sustainable development goals and objectives.
  3. Maximize the faculty’s role in contributing to society service and environmental development in order to realize sustainable development.
  4. Provide an interesting learning environment.
  5.  Enhance creative and intellectual aspects and instill the concepts of sustainable development to introduce outstanding individuals to society.

Strategic Goals:

1.1 Start using electronic courses.

1.2 Develop the bachelor’s degree program and its courses to be in line with the Egypt’s direction towards applying the goals of sustainable development, labor market requirements, and social services.

1.3 Raise the professional competence of the graduate through improving teaching and learning methods and graduation projects.

1.4 Raise the level of language skills of new students.

1.5 Develop programs for professional guidance, entrepreneurship, and recruitment.

2.1 . Improve the scientific research infrastructure.

2.2 Boost joint and applied scientific research in general and in all fields of sustainable development in specific.

2.3 Stimulate international publication.

3.1 Promote the faculty’s activities regarding community service and environmental development.

3.2 Maximize societal participation in discussing the faculty’s problems and decision making.

3.3 Encourage social participation in regularly evaluating the faculty’s activities. 

4.1 Develop the information technology service.

4.2 Develop the abilities of the faculty members.

4.3 Improve teaching and learning infrastructure.

4.4 Work with NGOs to modify the laws related to private universities.

4 .5 Provide all support tools for students .

4.6 Develop the university’s library.  

5.1 Raise the levels of public awareness, communication skills, and creativity of new students.

The academic courses thoroughly address the concepts of modern pharmaceutics by emphasizing the study of pharmaceutical care, biotechnology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, environmental ethics, nutrition, pharmacy practice, and economics and communication skills. In addition, students choose from an array of faculty elective courses according to their individual interests. 

The comprehensive approach towards a sustainable study of pharmaceutics is further enriched by a comprehensive core program that structures an integral part of the academic curricula in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology with the aim to enhance the students’ learning experience by offering courses in nature sciences, social sciences, humanities, languages, and arts.

Besides, practical training and accredited internships at national, international and multinational companies and organizations that aim to provide students with authentic experiences in their field of specialization are comprehensively offered with distinctive opportunities to gain valuable experience through practice in a real world setting prior to entering the professional world.

The scientific departments of the faculty are:

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants
  • Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology and Public Health
  • Pharmacy Practice

New scientific departments could be established based on the recommendations of the Faculty council and the approval of Heliopolis University council and the board of trustees.

You can download all details about the academic courses at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology from here

Meet our Dean and Vice Dean

Prof. Dr. Magda Ismail, Acting Dean of Pharmacy and Drug Technology

Prof. Dr. Magda Ismail is a Pharmaceutical Chemistry Professor since 2007. Dr. Ismail received her B.Pharm, MSc, and PhD degrees in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. Read More..

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Prof. Dr. Maha Salama, Vice Dean of Pharmacy and Drug Technology

Prof. Dr. Maha Salama is a Professor of Pharmacognosy and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Technology at Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development. Dr. Salama earned her bachelor’s degree in 1991, her master’s in 1997, and her PhD in 2004 in Pharmacognosy at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University. . Read More..

Faculty Departments

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology
Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants
Microbiology and Public Health
Pharmacy Practice

Egyptian Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation – Heliopolis

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