Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CDUTCM), one of the four earliest established TCM universities in China, was founded in 1956. It was recognized as a provincial key university in 1985. In 1995, it was approved by the Committee of the National Education Department to change the name into CDUTCM.
The University has a comprehensive higher education levels and a good variety of courses, including the leading courses---Chinese medicine and the engineering, management, literature and agricultural courses, etc. It has a field of 130 hectares and over 50 majors. It aims to foster the high quality TCM talents, the specialties covering the clinical practice of Chinese medicine, Chinese pharmacy, pharmaceutical engineering, nursing, management, marketing, Tibetan medicine and so on. It is a state TCM base for education-research-medicine.
The University is one of the first universities which can confer master’s/doctor’s degrees and have postdoctoral workshops. It can confer 16 doctoral degrees, 27 master degrees and 2 postdoctoral workshops (Chinese pharmacy, Chinese medicine). CDUTCM has three national key courses (Chinese pharmacy, TCM Ear-Nose-Throat, Acupuncture & Moxibustion and Tuina) and 14 provincial key courses. It has 3 key laboratory of the state Education Ministry, 7 grade three laboratories of the state TCM Administration, 5 provincial key laboratories and 16 provincial key courses.
The University is characterized by TCM traditional teaching with 12 sub-colleges. It is the only state base for the basic researches of sciences and the foundational cultivation of the talents in Chinese pharmacy. There are over 500 professors and associate professors, 88 tutors for doctors and 283 tutors for masters. CDUTCM holds around 10,000 students (over 1300 students for doctoral and master degrees), including more than 100 students from Hongkong, Macao, Taiwan and foreign countries. And every year over 200 students come for the short-term training programs. Since its founding, it has cultivated 35,000 talents.
CDUTCM has great capability in researches and has made contributions to the society. With 6 Research Institutes and 37 Research Institutional offices, it also has the states’ GCP center, Chinese Pharmaceutical Screening and Evaluation Center and ADR Monitoring Center. In recent years, the university has taken the state key project of the tenth Five-year Plan”, “973 program” and “863 program”, key programs of the National Fund of Nature and Science. Various prizes have been awarded. Cultural Museum of TCM and Museum of Chinese Drug Specimens are with abundant collection.
The Teaching Hospital of CDUTCM (TCM Hospital of Sichuan province) is one of the first-class comprehensive hospitals in China and regarded as the national model TCM hospital. It focuses on TCM tradition, which is noted for its high-quality medical services with strong traditional characteristics.
The international education, cooperation and exchange are top in the western China. Since 1993, CDUTCM began to enroll the students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and foreign masters and doctors. The information-exchange relationship has been established between CDUTCM and 176 institutions in 31 countries and areas such as WTO, American National Library and American Royal Association. We have made exchange and cooperated with universities, R&D centers, and medical instates in America, Germany, Sweden, Israel, Japan, Korea and Singapore, etc.