Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine [Photo/english.shutcm.edu.cn]
Founded in 1956, the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) was one of the first four TCM higher education institutes to be founded after the foundation of the People's Republic of China and is a national key university in Shanghai.
The university is located in the Scientific Research and Education Zone of Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park in Pudong New Area and covers an area of more than 33,333 square meters.
Since its establishment, it has been shouldering the important task of reforming TCM higher education, promoting the independent innovation of TCM, and leading the development of TCM.
SHUTCM now has 1,300 faculty members, including three academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, two Chinese medicine experts, 71 well-known Chinese medicine practitioners, and over 700 senior experts and professors, who have cultivated many professionals. There are nearly 8,000 students enrolled at the school.
It provides students with 15 undergraduate and junior college programs. In addition to the undergraduate TCM programs, Science of Chinese Pharmacology, and Western medicine, there are also nursing, food hygiene and nutrition, rehabilitation therapy, pharmacy, biomedical Engineering, preventive medicine, and many more programs.
Science of Chinese Pharmacology and TCM have been included in a national plan to develop "world-class disciplines". In the fourth round of evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Education, three programs – TCM, Chinese Materia Medica, and Integrative Medicine – were graded A+, making SHUTCM the only university of TCM in China that has obtained three A+ subjects.
The university places high importance on advanced TCM technology and is always working to strengthen international cooperation.
The scale and capacity of the school's medical services are constantly improving. It has eight affiliated hospitals, which account for most of the third-level hospitals of TCM and integrated Traditional Chinese and Western medicine in Shanghai. They serve around 17 million patients from all over the world every year.
In response to the Belt and Road initiative, the university has established overseas TCM centers in the Czech Republic, Malta, Morocco, the United States, and other countries to promote the internationalization of TCM.
It has established cooperative relations in scientific research, teaching, and medical treatment with nearly 50 overseas universities, medical research institutions, and international organizations in 20 countries and regions.
It has also established the first Confucius Institute of TCM in the United States, and has carried out two Sino-British cooperative education programs, namely the Sino-British Cooperative Pharmacy and the Sino-British Cooperative Nursing Program.
International visitors to SHUTCM [Photo/english.shutcm.edu.cn]