Hubei University of Chinese Medicine
|Hubei University of Chinese Medicine|
|湖北中医药大学, “Húběi zhōng yīyào dàxué”|
|President||Wāng huá (汪华)|
|Location||Wuhan （武汉）, People's Republic of China|
|Former names||Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine|
|Nickname||中医学院, "Zhōngyī xuéyuàn"|
|Hubei University of Chinese Medicine|
Hubei University of Chinese Medicine (simplified Chinese: 湖北中医药大学; traditional Chinese: 湖北中醫藥大學; pinyin: Húběi zhōng yīyào dàxué) formerly known as Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) (simplified Chinese: 湖北中医学院; traditional Chinese: 湖北中醫學院; pinyin: Húběi zhōngyī xuéyuàn) is located in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, the central part of the People's Republic of China.
The history of Hubei University of Chinese Medicine dates back to 1958 when it was first founded as Hubei Vocational School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2003, the university was renewed by combining with Hubei College of Medical Laboratory Sciences.
With the half-century’s development, Hubei University of Chinese medicine lays a solid foundation in central China with a perspective on China as well as the world. The university has been leaping forward to establish a full spectrum of higher education in Medicine, Science, Engineering, Management and Arts, offering an outstanding environment for postgraduate and overseas education.
The college has three secondary schools, four affiliated hospitals, four State-Level (highest level) Medical Research Centers and 10 Research Institutions.
The university occupies 161 acres (0.65 km2) with a total construction of about 470, 000m2. The university has 15 departments, 17 specialties for bachelor degree and 9 specialties for professional training, 19 specialties for master degree and 12 specialties for doctor degree; more than 60 bases for clinical practice, including 6 affiliated hospitals, 21 State-Level, Province-Level or College-Level laboratories for teaching. At present the university, has 15,000 students.
Since 1986 when it started to enroll foreign students and students from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Africa, Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, Hong Kong-Macao-Taiwan, the university has successively established such organizations as the Foreign Affairs Department, Overseas Education school and Hong Kong-Macao-Taiwan Affairs’ Office, which serve as a relatively independent facility, providing overseas students with the teaching and the affiliated facilities; the staff of this department is always ready to bring assistance.
In the past 10 years, the university has trained over 1500 overseas students from over 30 countries and regions, has developed the ability to receive about 50 groups of visiting guests per year, and has exchanged and cooperated with over 50 universities, academic institution and companies from over 25 countries. Hubei University of Chinese Medicine's high quality teaching and administration win recognition from foreign students and visiting guests. Up to now, the Overseas Education School has more than 500 resident overseas students from over 30 countries and regions. The new campus started construction in 2004 now illustrates the perfect harmony of traditional and modern style of construction at the South-Door of Wuhan city.
The new buildings of the Overseas Education School, consisting of accommodation, canteens, entertainment center, fitness center, gymnasium, conference rooms and offices, provide the overseas students with the first-class studying and living condition. “It is always a pleasure to greet a friend from afar.” Hubei University of Chinese Medicine warmly welcomes friends from all over the world for exchanging, studying and cooperating.
The university staff has reached the number of 1072 people: among them, 570 are full-time teachers, 385 have the title of Professor or Associated Professor, 300 are tutors for mastership candidates, 40 are for doctorate candidates, 11 nationwide famous tutors for Chinese medicine succession, and more than 30 people enjoy Special Allowance issued by State Council and Provincial Government.
In the past 20 years since its foundation, the college has trained over 1000 overseas students from over 20 countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Africa, Korea, Japan, U.S.A., U.K., Canada, France, Switzerland, Italy, and from the region of Hong Kong-Macao-Taiwan.
The Overseas Educational College has more than 200 resident overseas students from over 10 different countries and regions.
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