Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU) is located near the south bank of Qiantang River, in the city of Hangzhou, a world-famous tourist resort known for its beautiful scenery and rich cultural heritage. ZCMU is a teaching and research-oriented university with Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Chinese Materia Medica as its leading subjects. As a key university in Zhejiang Province, it is jointly constructed by the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province, the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.
Traced back to Zhejiang Training School of TCM in June 1953, Zhejiang College of TCM was officially founded in June 1959. It was eligible of awarding doctoral degree in 1998, and moved to Hangzhou-based Binjiang Higher Education Zone in 2000. In February 2006, it was renamed as Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU). In September 2015, Fuchun Campus was put into use. The university now has two campuses covering an area of nearly 1,000 mu, with the total construction area exceeding 470,000 square meters.
Zhejiang Chinese Medical University now sets 18 schools and has 4 directly affiliated hospitals. Moreover, there are another 21 Hospitals located in different cities of Zhejiang Province affiliated to ZCMU. So far there are over 18,000 full-time students in ZCMU, including over 3,100 doctoral and master degree students, and over 800 international students.
Zhejiang Chinese Medical University has begun its international education and cooperation since 1984, and has established cooperative relationships with more than 120 educational, scientific research and medical units in over 40 countries and regions such as the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic. It has hired more than 50 foreign experts and scholars as visiting professors. ZCMU has established Confucius Institutes at Coimbra University in Portugal and University of the Western Cape in South Africa, and has built overseas TCM centers in Romania, Israel and Republic of Belarus. So far as right now, nearly 10,000 international students from more than 60 countries and regions have graduated from ZCMU. Furthermore, it is the provincial cultural and educational base of TCM for international students.
(Source: Zhejiang Chinese Medical University)