Established and approved by MOE as well as Guangdong provincial government in May, 2007, Guangdong Food and Drug Vocational College is a higher education institution which centers on science while forming a combination of science、engineering、economics and literary. It is under the supervision of Guangdong Provincial Department of Public Health. Currently there are 12 teaching units and a faculty of more than 560 members with 445 full-time teachers, 100 associate professors or professors, doctoral or post-doctoral degree holders, 227 master degree holders and 200 double - professional teachers who at the same enjoy professional technical titles such as researcher, professor, associate professor, professor of pharmacy, associate professor of pharmacy, engineer or technician etc.
So far it has developed into the plantation base for Southern Medicinal Plants, the training center for licensed pharmacist, training base for high–skilled personnel, vocational skills certification center of special types in medicine, Guangdong pharmaceutical preparations training center and taken direct charge of Guangdong Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Guangdong Food and Drug Vocational College and its vocational skills certification center. In fact, it has become the cradle for cultivating high-skilled technicians and elites of duction managing in medicine field.