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General Introduction

  Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), founded in 1956, a prestigious university in China, has been well-known for its leading subjects traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Chinese Materia Medica. Since its inception, BUCM has been listed under the Project 211, a project designed for prioritizing development of about 100 colleges and universities and a host of key disciplines for the 21st century. Since 2011, it has been listed under the Project 985, a major decision made by CPC and the State Council on building first-class universities of the international standard at the turn of the century. Since 2017, its three disciplines have been listed under China’s “Double-First Rate” initiative (world-class universities and first-class disciplines), specifically Chinese Medicine, Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine and Chinese Materia Medica. The university now has three campuses – the Hepingjie Campus, the Wangjing Campus and the Liangxiang Campus. Boasting of distinctive characteristics and great strengths, BUCM has become an education base for the cultivation of high-level innovative TCM professionals, a model base for the reform of TCM education, a research base for the innovation in TCM knowledge and technology, a healthcare base for the prevention and management of critical conditions and rare cases, a humanity base for the dissemination of Chinese traditional culture, and an international exchange base for the introduction of TCM to the world. It has become a world-renowned TCM university integrating teaching, research and medical care. BUCM has made great contributions to the health undertakings, civilization and social advancement. BUCM is committed to establishing a future-oriented talent nurturing system based on high-level education. It has set up several teaching schools, including School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, School of Chinese Materia Medica, School of Life Sciences, School of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, School of Management, School of Nursing, School of Humanities, School of Chinese Culture Studies, International School, School of Distance Education, School of Continuing Education, and Physical Teaching Department. BUCM has 4 school-level research institutions, namely Beijing Research Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, National Institute of TCM Constitution and Preventive Medicine, National Institute of Chinese Medicine Development and Strategy, and Institute of Encephalopathy, Beijing, China. It also has 8 affiliated hospitals for clinical teaching, to be detailed, Dongzhimen Hospital, Dongfang Hospital, Third Affiliated Hospital,Zaozhuang Hospital, Shenzhen Hospital, Fangshan Hospital, Sun Simiao Hospital and Xiamen Hospital and Guoyitang TCM Clinic. BUCM is also a sponsor of national-level academic journals like Journal of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Journal of Beijing University of ChineseMedicine (Clinical Medicine), TCM Education, and Journal of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences (English Edition), all being important arenas for academic exchange. So far BUCM has 5,233 employees, including 1,478 full-time teachers and 346 doctoral tutors. Its teachers' team consists of renowned experts at home and abroad and middle-aged and young professors with national influence. BUCM has 32,325 registered students, including 12602 full-time students, specifically 7,536 undergraduates and junior college students, 4,504 master’s degree candidates, and 562 international students. In addition, its continuing education program has 1,864 students and its distance learning program has 17,859 students. BUCM is committed to establishing a future-oriented talent nurturing system based on high-level education. Currently, it offers 12 bachelor’s degree programs across a wide range of subjects such as Chinese Medicine, Chinese Materia Medica, Medicinal Herb Manufacturing, Pharmacology, Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Rehabilitation Therapeutics, Public Health Management, Pharmaceutical Business Management, Information Management and Information System, Nursing, English (Medical Science, International Dissemination of TCM), and Law (Medicine and Health). BUCM is China’s first cohort of TCM universities that offer doctoral degree programs and have three post-doctoral research centers, namely Center for Chinese Medicine, Chinese Materia Medica, and Integration of Chinese and Western Medicine, all three disciplines having the doctoral degree program. It also has 42 doctoral degree programs of the specialized disciplines and 46 master’s degree programs.

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