Xinjiang Medical University

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Xinjiang Medical University
MottoAssiduous, Diligent, Devoted, Creative
PresidentHalmurat Upur
Academic staff
CampusUrban, 1954.6 acres

Xinjiang Medical University (XMU) (Chinese: 新疆医科大学; pinyin: Xīnjiāng Yīkē Dàxué; Uyghur: شىنجاڭ تىببىي ئۇنىۋېرسىتېت, Шинҗаң Тиббий Университети‎, ULY: Shinjang Tibbiy Universiteti), formerly the Xinjiang Medical College, is a medical university in Ürümqi, the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. It was ratified by the National Ministry of Education in 1998 and entitled by Jiang Zemin.

The curriculum places a particular emphasis on medicine, management and linguistics, with the university facilitating 25 specialties for undergraduate students and 17 specialties for academic education. Over 50,000 students have been educated at XMU.[1] In 2010, 13,100 students were enrolled at the university, with 5,405 people employed in teaching positions.

XMU is at the base of Carp Hill in northeast Ürümqi and consists of a campus that is over 3 million square feet.

6th batch of International Education College graduation ceremony with Pakistani Ambassador Dr. Masood Khan and Saudi Embassy representative Saleh Alsagri


Notification of recognition with XMU by the UAE Embassy in Beijing

Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai ordered the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China to work with the Soviet Union Ministry of Foreign Affairs to build a new medical centre in Xinjiang city of Dihua (now the city of Ürümqi).[2] The decision was based upon instructions provided by Saifuddin Azizi.[clarification needed][citation needed]

XMU was founded by incorporating the Traditional Chinese Medicine College of Xinjiang Medical University with the Xinjiang Medical College. Before incorporation, Xinjiang Medical College was amongst 156 key projects aided by the former Soviet Union during the First Five-Year Plan and began recruiting new students in 1956.[1] During its 60 years of existence, XMU has received attention from national and international leaders, including Chinese Communist Party officials and other provincial and urban figures across China.


Old version of Seal

The seal of Xinjiang Medical University was created in 1956 and certifies official paper work issued by staff. Use of the seal is overseen by the administration of the university, and its security is governed by the university's constitution.

Structure and composition[edit]

Presently, XMU comprises eight medical and allied colleges: the Medical College, Public Health College, Traditional Medicine College, Basic Medical Sciences College, Pharmacy College, Nurses Training College, Continuing Education College, and Vocational College.[3]

XMU students can attain the Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree after successful completion of a seven-year course.[1][3]

Xinjiang Medical University is affiliated with all hospitals in the region and, as of 2010, manages 40 clinical positions throughout these centres. The foremost affiliated hospital facilitates clinical teaching, internship placements for PhD students, a seven-year training program for postgraduate students and supervision of international students.[3]


Students with Anatomy Professor Zhang Lan

In 2010, the teaching faculty consisted of 1163 professors and assistant professors, and 4290 employees in other roles.[3] The university has instituted 400 supervisory positions for doctorate and masters students.[1]


The campus has a number of buildings from the late Russian era in Xinjiang. Xinjiang Medical University campus has been completely updated and modernized and a library, canteens, hospitals and training centres are included facilities. The experimental laboratories include modern bioinformation processing systems and models.


XMU President Li Bin with Professor Khalid A. Al-Homodi of the Qasim University, Saudi Arabia

In 1995, the university built a new library building which now covers 16,000 m2 and has over 1.07 million books. There are more than 1,300 periodicals and journals available in Chinese and other languages. Six book databases have been introduced and there is a connection to Partners Harvard Medical International's library database.[1] The library seats more than 2500 in the readers area and over 350 in the electronic library access area.

Floor Distribution
First floor Main readers' area; anti-theft computed system entry; electronic LCDs; main borrowing and lending counter for students
Second floor Foreign languages department
Third floor Newspapers, journals, western medicine, Chinese medicine, social sciences
Fourth floor Foreign languages reference books, Chinese and western literature
Fifth floor Online book database control room, Harvard University Medical e-library Center
Sixth floor Office of the librarian and conference room

Every floor has a central area of reading for daily readers; the fifth and sixth floors have dedicated thesis areas for doctoral students.

International Education College in English Medium[edit]

A side view of a standard hostel dormitory

The International Education College of the Xinjiang Medical University (Chinese: 新疆医科大学国际教育学院) has recruited medical students since 1982. As of December 2018, more than 700 international students were studying at the college, both undergraduate and postgraduate, and there were over 450 faculty members.[4] Omkar Medicom recruits international students in this university from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Gulf countries and some African countries.

In January 2009, the Government of the People's Republic of China announced a scholarship program that seeks to award students who perform well in the Faculty of Sciences (FSc) Pre-Medical degree. The students are required to study clinical medicine in Chinese for six years, and a passing score on the HSK band 3 (or above) is to be attained by scholarship holders within one year of admission.

Xinjiang Medical University Campus, XJMU

Subject arrangement[edit]

During the first two years of study, the curriculum includes basic theoretical subjects, such as anatomy, physiology, histology, embryology, biochemistry, and organic and inorganic chemistry. Clinical subjects, which begin in the third year, include gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, E.N.T., neurology, dermatology and psychiatry.

College administration[edit]

XMU President Li Bin on International Exhibition & Conference on Higher Education held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with other school authorities

As of 2012, the Party Secretary of Xinjiang Medical University is Li Bin, whilst Muhammad Yasen is the president.[1]

Affiliations and accreditations[edit]

PMDC officials visit to Xinjiang Medical University
PML(Q) Chairman Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain with University President Halmurat Wupur
Pakistani Ambassador Salman Bashir and delegation visit to XMU
Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao with University President Halmurat Wupur
Country Affiliated institutions and governmental departments
Pakistan Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (de-recognized 2012)[5][6]

Dow University of Health Sciences[7]
Khyber Medical College
Quaid-e-Azam Medical College
Ayub Medical College
Frontier Medical College

People's Republic of China. Ministry of Health

Ministry of Education (1998)

School of Biomedical Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong[8]

India Medical Council of India[9]
United States University of Washington
Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research

Harvard Medical International (2004)[10]
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates[11]
IMED - FAIMER International Medical Education Directory[11]

France University of Franche-Comté (1994)

Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University (2007)

England University of Birmingham
Russia Saint Petersburg State University
Japan Nihon University

Nagasaki University
Asahikawa Medical College

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Higher Education
New Zealand Bioactives Research New Zealand[12]
International World Health Organization


Since 1998, XMU has won 58 provincial and ministerial level scientific research awards. It is listed among the top colleges and universities performing scientific research in the Autonomous Region. It is the only institution in China to win the "Chinese Medical Academic Award" in four consecutive years. XMU topped the universities that were being observed by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.[13]

As of 22 July 2009, the university was one of seven such institutions in the republic to be recognized by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council[14][15] (this was in addition to recognition already granted by the Medical Council of India).[9]


  • World Rank 4476 by[16] as on 2019
  • First among medical universities in Xinjiang, People's Republic of China
  • Holds 37th position among "Top Chinese Universities in Medicine, 2011"
  • 49th position in China Medical Universities Rankings 2012, an annual list of China's top universities by China University Assessment[17]
  • 388th position in China overall, ranking by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities[18]
  • 236th university in China overall, having a score of 20.00[19]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Urumqi: How Bazaar!". Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d "Collaboration with Xinjiang Medical University, China". FRONTIER MEDICAL COLLEGE ABBOTTABAD - PAKISTAN. Frontier Medical College. 2012. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Universities of Undergraduate Medical Education in English for International Students in China and Admission Plan in 2008/2009 academic year". 7 April 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 22 October 2012.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Dow University of Health Sciences". Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  8. ^ "Past Academic Exchange Activities". School of Biomedical Sciences. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (in Chinese and English). The Chinese University of Hong Kong. 14 October 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  9. ^ a b "No.MCI-5(3)/2007-Med./" (PDF). Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  10. ^ "Our partners - Xinjiang Medical University". Partners Harvard Medical International. Retrieved 7 November 2008.
  11. ^ a b "Medical School Details". FAIMER - Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research. Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research. 2002–2011. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  12. ^ "Key Industry Partnerships". BIOACTIVES RESEARCH NEW ZEALAND. BIOACTIVES RESEARCH NEW ZEALAND. 2005–2009. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  13. ^ National Natural Science Foundation of China
  14. ^ "Pakistan Medical & Dental Association Grants Recognition to Seven Chinese Medical Universities". 11 August 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
  15. ^ "Associated Press Of Pakistan - Pakistan Medical & Dental Association grants recognition to seven Chinese Medical Universities". Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
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  19. ^ "Chinese University Rankings 2008" (in Chinese). Chinese University Rankings. Retrieved 7 November 2008.

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