Zhejiang Chinese Medical University is located near the south bank of Qianjiang River, in the city of Hangzhou, a world-famous tourist resort known for its beautiful scenery and rich cultural heritage. Based on Zhejiang Training School of TCM, founded in 1953, Zhejiang College of TCM was officially established in 1959 and relocated at the present place in 2000. In February 2006, it was renamed as Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU).
Over the past fifty years, particularly in the recent ten years, the faculty has kept the school motto “Seek the Origin at High Aspiration” in mind and worked with innovation and aspiration to improve the educational quality and strength of the university, which has advanced by leaps and bounds. In 1998, ZCMU was the first one among the provincial universities to be authorized to grant doctoral degree. In 1999, ZCMU set up its orientation of “coordinated development in various fields with focus on TCM”. The year 2000 witnessed the relocation of ZCMU in a brand-new campus in the way of “exchanging lands based on the market strategy’, a model for many other universities. In 2001, it was awared “Excellence” on undergraduate education by the Ministry of Education. Two years later, it took the lead among provincial universities in establishing the TCM post-doctor station, and in the same year, the former Zhejiang Jiangong Hospital became its second affiliated hospital. In 2005, two specialties were listed as top priority specialties supported by Zhejiang Province. In 2006, the then Zhejiang College of TCM was renamed as Zhejiang Chinese Medical University. In 2007, it got the first key specialty at the State level among all the provincial universities, and Li Dapeng, one of its fellow researchers, was elected as a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering. In 2008, it was again awarded “Excellence” on undergraduate education by Ministry of Education. In the same year, the First Affiliated Hospital of ZCMU was approved to be a state drug administration base for clinical trial and won another two top priority specialties at provincial level. ZhejiangPost & Tele Hospital was merged into the ThirdAffiliated Hospital of ZCMU. In 2009, the university was authorized to grant doctoral degree in Clinical Medicine and He Ren, the former President of ZCMU, was honored the title of “Master of Chinese Medicine” by the Chinese government.
ZCMU, with 1035 teaching faculty and 10300 full-time students, is composed of 15 colleges, 3 directly affiliated hospitals and 13 indirectly affiliated hospitals. It offers 21 undergraduate majors, covering 5 fields in medicine, science, engineering, management, and arts, among which there are 5 unique specialties at state level and 8 at provincial level. It also boasts 2 post-doctor stations, 5 doctor stations, 23 post-graduate stations, 1 key specialty at state level, 9 at provincial level and 10 TCM research laboratories sponsored by State TCM Administration Bureau
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