Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM) was founded in 1954 and is one of China’s earliest established higher institutions of Chinese medicine. NJUCM provided the first wave of teachers, compiled the first series of textbooks and created the first edition of syllabus for the higher education of Chinese Medicine within China, and for over half a century has enjoyed its reputation as "the cradle of China's higher education of Chinese medicine", both at home and abroad.
NJUCM now has two campuses located in Xianlin and Hanzhongmen of Nanjing, together covering an area of over 100 hectares. It boasts 12 directly affiliated schools, 26 affiliated hospitals, and 158 clinical training bases. NJUCM offers 24 undergraduate programs, comprising six areas of study including medicine, management, science, engineering, economics, and literature. It has 38 master programs, 25 doctor programs and 3 post-doctoral programs, with over 20,000 students in various levels.
NJUCM has produced a great number of prestigious scholars and experts whose reputation has spread both domestically and internationally, including 9 "Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine", and 5 “Academicians of Traditional Chinese Medicine”, accounting for 1/3 and 1/2 respectively of the national totals. Since the university’s foundation, it has provided over 30,000 advanced professionals in Chinese medicine for the country.
Authorized by the Ministry of Science and Technology as well as the Ministry of Education respectively, NJUCM serves as a GCP Research Center for New Drugs Development and Standardized Research Center for Chinese Medicine Preparation. The NJUCM library, as a branch of the Chinese Medicine Literature Retrieval Center, has a collection of 750,000 books and over 2000 journals in Chinese and foreign languages.
NJUCM is WHO Collaborative Center for Traditional Medicine designated by the World Health Organization, International Acupuncture Training Center approved by the Ministry of Health, and is one of the first advanced Chinese medicine institutions authorised by the Ministry of Education to enrol international students as well as students from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. NJUCM has provided over 10,000 Chinese medicine and acupuncture professionals for over 90 countries and regions worldwide since its foundation.
In 1993, NJUCM pioneered the practice of cooperating with a western university to facilitate the bachelor program of Chinese medicine. NJUCM also undertook the first master program of combined Chinese and western medicine at government level in 2005. A leading Chinese Medicine Confucius Institute was established by NJUCM in 2008 to introduce Chinese culture with special focus on Chinese medicine. All these efforts has greatly contributed to the internationalization of Chinese medicine throughout the world.
NJUCM website: english.njucm.edu.cn