Wenzhou Medical University

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Wenzhou Medical University
WMC Pinned Crest.JPG
Motto 奋发 求实 (pinyin: fènfā qiúshí)
Type Public
Established 1912
President Fan Lü[1]
Academic staff
1000 (Medical)[2]
Administrative staff
8000 (Including hospitals)[3]
Undergraduates 18000[4][5]
Postgraduates 1500[6]
Location Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China
Campus Suburban, 86 Ha[7]
Website wzmc.edu.cn/en/ (English) wmu.edu.cn (Chinese)

Wenzhou Medical University (WMU; Chinese: 温州医科大学; pinyin: Wēnzhōu Yīkē Dàxué), designated as a key university in Wenzhou, Zhejiang, is an institution of higher learning under the leadership of Zhejiang Provincial Government.


Its history can be traced back to Zhejiang Specialized Medical School established in Hangzhou in 1912, named Zhejiang Second Medical College at that time. In August 1958, part of Zhejiang Medical College was moved from Hangzhou to Wenzhou and began recruiting 5-year full-time program students, hence the name Wenzhou Medical College (WMC).

In 2013, the Chinese Ministry of Higher Education china upgraded WMC's status to that of a medical university; it has thus been renamed the Wenzhou Medical University.


WMU is composed of three campuses, located respectively at

  • Chashan (Main campus)
  • Xueyuan Road
  • Dongtou District (under construction)

These cover a combined area of about 73 ha. (=1,100 mu) with a floor space of 460,000㎡.


Schools and departments[8][edit]

Affiliated hospitals[edit]

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Noteworthy alumni[edit]

  • Prof. Shen Xiaoming
  • (The late) Dr. Zhou Jian - Senior researcher
    • Began research on human papilloma virus (HPV) from 1984.
    • Co-invented the HPV vaccine
    • Successful research and development on Gardasil, bacterin for preventing cervical cancer with Prof. Ian Frazer from University of Queensland, Australia on 2005[11]
  • Prof. Wang Guangjie
    • Tenure professor of New England College, USA
    • 1st place in USA OD license Examination in 1991
  • Prof. Miao Tianrong - Winner, Award of National Science Conference, for his creative logarithmic visual chart
  • Prof. Qian Li - His Abdominal Surgery greatly influenced domestic surgeons, and was later renamed in his honour.


Wenzhou Medical University celebrated its 50th anniversary on November 15, 2008.

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