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The current Department of Pharmacology was created in 1986 with the merging of the existing departments prior to the implementation of the University Reform Law, the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics of the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Pharmacognosy and Pharmacodynamics of the Faculty of Pharmacy.
The Department of Pharmacology of the University of Valencia is attached to the Faculty of Pharmacy and has a departmental section in the Faculty of Medicine.
Departments are in charge of coordinating courses in accordance with University planning. They foster research and other university activities within an area of knowledge or group of areas of knowledge which are related to the department and are justified from the academic standpoint with effectiveness and efficiency.
Duties of departments:

  • Assign and coordinate assigned courses in accordance with the planning of the faculty or school or centres where they are taught and make proposals for creating this plan.
  • Ensure that department members comply with their obligations.
  • Promote and coordinate research projects.
  • Support teaching and research activities and initiatives by department members as well as initiatives to improve the quality of services offered by the department.
  • Organise and develop postgraduate studies and specialisation courses within the area(s) of competence.
  • Ensure compliance with courses taught in the Valencian language offered each academic year.
  • Manage the budget.
  • Encourage and carry out UV cooperation activities with public or private entities in the area of competence.
  • Participate in the selection process of staff members who are required to work under current regulations.