Introduction to AnhuiUniversity of Chinese Medicine
Located in Hefei,capital city of Anhui Province,and established in 1959,Anhui University of Chinese Medicine (originallyknown as Anhui University of Traditional Chinese Medicine)is a construction unit of nationalclinical research base, a national (Anhui-based)modern technology industry ofChinese medicine, an internationalcooperation base for the promotion ofChinese medicine, a nationalbase for clinical drugresearch, a doctoraldegree-conferring unit, and aunit of Master’sstudent recommendation and exemption. AnhuiAcademy of Chinese Medicine is affiliated to theUniversity, and it consists of tenresearch institutes.
The Universitycovers a total area of 1,171 Mu, and ithas threecampuses located at Meishan Road, Shi River Road, andbytheShaoquan Lakerespectively. The Universitynow registers over 14,820full-timestudents at alllevels (Among them,there are1,246postgraduates).There are over 3,000academic staff for teaching and/or research, over 160professors orequivalentacademic title holders, over 300associate professorsor equivalent academic title holders，31doctoral supervisors,472Master’ssupervisors and 26tutorsfor the projectof academic and experiential heritage ofnationalfamous and seniorChinese medicine doctors. Additionally,there are 61domestically and internationally well-known experts and scholarsworking as a visiting professor atthe University.
The Universityoffers diverse courses in its 24Bachelor’s programs (including5 national key courses fundedby the Ministry of Education ofChina), twodoctoral degree programs of Level-1discipline, fourMaster’sdegree programs of Level-1discipline, 25 Master’sdegree programs of Level-2discipline, four programsthat award professional rather than academic Master’sdegrees.
The university library claims a collection of 2,000,000 books,including 33,000 thread-bound ancientbooks stored inthe Ancient Book Department, and it is a“National Key Unit for AncientBook Protection”. The Centreof Chinese Medicine Specimen is the most specialspecimen pavilion with the richest collections of medicalspecimens among all the medical colleges anduniversities throughout the country, keeping 150,000medicinal plant specimens. The Centreof Xin'an MedicalCulture is the promotion and education base forTraditional Chinese Medicine in Anhui Province.
The University has established solid partnerships forexchange and cooperation with 41 medical and educational institutionsof more than 20 countries and districts, such as the United States,Australia, etc. Students from more than 20 countries and districtscome to study in the University either for a Bachelor’s degree, orfor a Master’s degree, or for clinical internship. The Universityalso performs staff- and/or student-exchange programs withuniversities in the United States, Australia, Sweden, Singapore,Japan, South Korea, and the district of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan,etc.
For half a century, the Universityhas firm belief in traditional Chinese medicine , promotes the spiritof traditional Chinese medicine, adheres to the philosophy of“Perfection, Sincerity,Truthfulness and Innovation”, implements theuniversity running strategy of“quality, talents, science, features, harmony,culture”, aiming to buildup a globally influentialAnhui University of Chinese Medicine, which has its owncharacteristics, great contributions and high academic levels, andcontinues to make new contributions to the development of Chinesemedicine, internationalexchange and cooperation.