Gifu Pharmaceutical University (Gifu Yakka Daigaku) is a municipal university located in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The predecessor of the school was founded in 1932, and it was chartered as a university in 1949. The University has added to Gifu's sister city exchanges by becoming a sister university or setting up an academic exchange program with three of Gifu's sister cities: Hangzhou (China), Cincinnati (America) and Florence (Italy). It has had a sister university agreement with Zhejiang University in Hangzhou since 1984. Since then, it has set up exchange program's with the pharmacy program at both the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and the University of Florence, which were started in 1991 and 1993, respectively. It also has had a relationship with China Pharmaceutical University since 1982.