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    Duquesne Forges Academic Collaboration with Japan’s Daiichi University

    Duquesne University today signed a five-year agreement for academic collaboration and exchange with the Daiichi University of Pharmacy of Fukuoka, Japan.

    The agreement was established between Duquesne's Mylan School of Pharmacy and the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Daiichi University of Pharmacy, which is a part of the Tsuzuki Gakuen, one of the largest educational groups in Japan.

    The collaboration was forged to broaden the international perspectives of the faculty and students of both institutions through scholarly, educational and cultural opportunities and to further enhance the research and education programs of both pharmacy schools. The agreement also allows for the exchange of faculty members and students for visitation and research collaboration as well as additional academic activities.

    Duquesne President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty, Pharmacy Dean Dr. J. Douglas Bricker and Kimiko Tsuzuki, president of Daiichi University of Pharmacy and chancellor of Tsuzuki Gakuen each signed the official agreement.

    The Mylan School of Pharmacy also holds affiliation agreements with the University of Perugia, Italy, as well as other schools of pharmacy in China, Japan and Africa.

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    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.