140 years of commercialisation, innovation and entrepreneurship

The Victorian College of Pharmacy was founded at a time of rapidly advancing scientific and medical knowledge. From the beginning, the college interpreted its role broadly.

It was not just as a place for the training and accreditation of pharmacy practitioners but also a locus of pharmacy learning and enterprise in the colony; a place to share and improve knowledge, enabling the community to enjoy the benefits of the latest advancements in the field. Crucially, it saw itself as a place to foster people with big ideas.

The college, now the Monash Faculty for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, has continued to fulfil this role and to adapt with changing community needs and scientific and technological advancements.

The name change reflected the ambition to become an eminent Australian faculty with a breadth of expertise in all aspects of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.

– Professor Arthur Christopoulos


At a glance

1850s to 1960s

1970s to 1990s

2000s to now