THE FACULTY OF PHARMACY OF UNIVERSITAS AHMAD DAHLAN
The faculty of pharmacy of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) is one of the 10 faculties possessed by UAD. The undergraduate program was established in 1996 based on the decree of Directorate General of Higher Education (Dikti) No. 51/DIKTI/Kep./1997. It was followed by the establishment of the Pharmacist Program (PSPA) few years later with the decree of Head of University of UAD No. 003/2001, on 2 January 2001. On 31 March 2010, the decree of operational license for Pharmacist Program was granted by the Directorate General of Higher Education with the decree No. : 364/D/T/2010. As a part of UAD (one of Muhammadiyah Higher Education Institutions), faculty of pharmacy has moral responsibility to actively participate in solving national issues, particularly in society-related problems.
Through high-quality and continuity education, the faculty of pharmacy of UAD is targeted to produce competent healthcare professionals who have responsibility in providing the highest healthcare services based on their competency. The development of the faculty of pharmacy was marked by obtaining rate B of accreditation based on the decree no. 012/BAN-PT/Ak-VII/2003. Since 2009, this faculty have been attaining rate A for accreditation as written in the decree of BAN-PT: 027/BANT-PT/Ak-XII/S1/IX/2009, which is the highest rank of accreditation for higher education program in Indonesia
In the early years of its establishment, UAD was located in campus I, on Kapas Street. At first, the students of pharmacy did their laboratory works in campus II on Pramuka Street. In 1999, the faculty of pharmacy occupied campus III with the laboratory was built near this campus, which is integrated with the Faculty of Science and Mathematics and Industrial Technology. This laboratory has been used for either laboratory works or research by pharmacy students and the faculty members since then. The faculty of pharmacy has the biggest laboratory among other faculties.
The faculty of pharmacy started recruiting new students in 1997 with only one classroom. The total of recruited students in the first year was 117 students with the Javanese students dominated the faculty. Currently, it has been developing immensely with the recruitment of more diverse students from Sabang to Papua, which represents the whole Indonesia.
Up until now, the faculty has been changing the leadership for four times with Prof. Dr. Sugiyanto, S.U., Apt. took the lead as the first dean (1996-1999). After that, the faculty was headed by Dr. Tedjo Yuwono, Apt. (two-period until 2008) and by Dr. Any Guntarti, M.Si., Apt. (2008-2012). The faculty is currently led by a newly promoted professor, Prof. Dr. Dyah Aryani Perwitasari, M.Si., Ph.D., Apt who has been in this position since 2013.
To date, Faculty of Pharmacy of UAD has 3 programs including Undergraduate Program, Pharmacist Program and Postgraduate Program with two tracks available to choose: Clinical Pharmacy and Herbal Medicine.