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Tianjin Medical University

Insignia of University
Established 1951
Type Public
President Prof. Dr. Xishan Hao
Faculty 6,610[1]
Staff 7,943[1]
Students 8,515[1]
Undergraduates 5,127[1]
Postgraduates 1,940[1]
Location 22 Qixiangtai Road, Tianjin, Tianjin,  China
Campus Urban
Website (English)

Tianjin Medical University (TMU) (Simplified Chinese: 天津医科大学) was founded in 1951; was the first medical institution approved by the State Council of the People's Republic of China. Dr. Hsien-I Chu, a renowned endocrinologist, was the first president of the university. At present, Prof. Dr. Xishan Hao takes the position of the President.

In December, 1993, with the approval of the State Education Council, the Tianjin Medical College and the Tianjin Second Medical College were integrated into the Tianjin Medical University. In December, 1996, the university was accepted into “Project 211”, so it became one of the 97 key institutions in which there are 9 medical institutions that will be constructed emphatically by the State. In 1981, the university was approved by the Academic Degree Committee of State Council to confer the Doctorate Degree, Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree and in 1988, was permitted to set up seven-year medical program.



The total area occupied by the university is 400,000 square meters. The university now has 7493 staff, in which there are 6610 professionals. 1468 professionals hold senior position. It has 8515 students: 1940 postgraduates(347 doctor's degree students MD.& PHD., 1593 master's degree students M.Sc.), 5127 undergraduates(B.Sc.), 494 junior-college students and over 954 international students.[2]



The University Library has collection of 510 thousand volumes and 3 thousand kinds of journals, which was designated as Central Library by the Ministry of Health. The computer network including Internet has been opened for medical education, Long-distance Medical Education, E-mail, Document Transit and etc.


There are 2 Academicians of Chinese Engineering Academy and 158 supervisors of doctorate. It also has 3 Post-doctorate Movable Station, 44 Doctorate Locations and 61 Master’s Degree Locations. 17 colleges and 8 Departments involve 15 specialties: Clinical Medicine, Anesthesiology, Medical Imaging, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Preventive Medicine, Stomatology, Nursing, Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering and Integration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine,etc..

The University has developed an integral system of medical education that includes clinical medicine, pharmacology, nursing, clinical lab sciences and medical administrations. The medical education involves seven-year program, five-year program, four-year program and three-year program. The University ranks in precedent part of the medical institutions in the nation wide.

The University has 6 university hospitals(affiliated hospitals), 11 clinical colleges, and over thirty teaching hospitals. 15 thousand beds are available for the medical teaching, medical internship and medical practice.


The University has a number of State-level Key Disciplines and Local-level Key Disciplines. The Clinical Integration of Traditional Chinese medicine and Western Medicine (Surgery) is a State-level Key Discipline. The eight Local-level Key Disciplines are Endocrinology & Metabolic Disease, Oncology, Neurology, Medical Imaging, Urinary Surgery, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Medicine and General Surgery. Three Local-level Key Development Disciplines are Microbiology & Immunology, Ophthalmology and Stomatology. The University has nine Research Institutions, one Key Laboratory of Ministry of Health and nine Clinical Pharmacology Center of Ministry of Health. Over the recent ten years, about three hundred medical researches passed the appraisals and eleven researches won the national awards.


The University offers several kinds of scholarships: People Scholarship, Zhu Xianyi Scholarships, Chen Lude Nursing Scholarship, Wang Kechang Scholarship, Science and Engineering Scholarship, Tianjin Takeda Scholarship, Jianxuyunzhu Medical Scholarship.

International Education College

On 21 December 2007, Tianjin Medical University celebrated a decade since accepting the first batch of foreign students into the English program. The University has the largest foreign population with students from over 24 countries. New students arrive usually in Fall, however some applicants arrive in Spring to obtain an early start in learning Chinese. Learning Chinese is compulsory for every student as it is required to converse with patients during hospital visits and clinical and also for getting around. It is incorporated into first two years of the medical syllabus.

Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital

Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital (TMUCIH) is the birthplace of oncology in China. For half a century, the hospital has developed into one of the largest cancer centers in China. The hospital was established in 1861 with the name of "London Christian Church Hospital. Professor Jin Xian-Zhai, the well-known oncologist, set up the first tumor ward in the hospital in 1952 and in 1972, the hospital became a specialized cancer hospital with 341 beds. In 1977, the Institute of Cancer Research was established with 8 departments. Today, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital is one of the largest bases for cancer prevention, treatment, training and research in China.

Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital to construct Asia's largest cancer prevention and treatment base.

Tianjin Medical University is currently constructing the largest cancer prevention, treatment and research base in Asia. On June 27, construction of the comprehensive cancer prevention and treatment research center, with a gross floor area of 93,000-square meters, started at Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital. Upon completion, the hospital will have 1,800 beds, be able to serve 500,000 outpatients, and perform over 20,000 surgical operations annually.

The hospital will become the largest cancer prevention, treatment and research base in Asia, incorporating fundamental oncological research, clinical treatment and high-end training.

The center plans to make a breakthrough in integrating clinical treatment and scientific research; seven clinical research centers will be constructed, with a view to realizing a "seamless interconnection" between clinical treatment and scientific research.

International Collaboration

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, in Tianjin, China, on June 7, 2006 announced an agreement to expand opportunities for collaborations in clinical, educational and translational cancer research, building upon professional relationships between physicians and scientists at both institutions that have spanned over a decade. The agreement formalizes a cooperative framework to develop joint programs that support the institutions' shared missions of eradicating cancer worldwide through scientific discovery, advanced patient therapies, education and prevention.

In 2009, Center for Molecular Medicine of Karolinska University Hospital, where the Nobel Prize Awarding Institution for Physiology or Medicine locates, and Tianjin Medical University announced an agreement to build the Sino-Swedish Center for Molecular Medicine.

Tianjin Medical University has also more than 50 partner universities in over 16 countries, 108 Guest-Professors of the famous research institutes from all over the world, such as the Johns Hopkins University.

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