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Xinjiang Medical University
Motto Assiduous, Diligent, Devoted, Creative
Established 1956
Type Public
President Halmurat Gupur
Faculty 1,520
Undergraduates 13,000[1]
Postgraduates 2,039
Location Ürümqi,  China
Campus Urban, 1954.6 acres

Xinjiang Medical University (XMU) (Chinese: 新疆医科大学; Uyghur: شىنجاڭ تىببىي ئۇنىۋېرسىتېت‎, Shinjang Tibbiy Universitet) is a university in Ürümqi the capital of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. It was ratified by the National Ministry of Education in 1998 and entitled by Jiang Zemin. During 60 years of its existence, XMU received attention from a number national and international leaders including the Chinese Communist Party as well as other provincial and urban leaders across the China. Over 50,000 students have been educated at XMU.[2] Covering the three subjects of Medicine, Management and Linguistics, the university has 25 specialities for undergraduate students and 17 specialities for academic education. It also recruits international students under the administration of the International Education College. As of 22nd July, 2009, the university, along with six others in the Peoples Republic of China, has been recognized by the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council[3][4]. It has already been recognized by Medical Council of India.[5]



Construction orders by the Chinese government for the construction of FAH and Xinjiang Medical University

Chairman Mao Zedong and Premier Zhou Enlai immediately agreeing to Saifuddin Azizi's instructions, ordered the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China directives to work with the Soviet Union Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health of the People's Republic of China to build a new medical city in Xinjiang city of Dihua (now the city of Ürümqi).[6]

Xinjiang Medical University was then founded with the incorporation of Xinjiang Medical College and the Traditional Chinese Medicine College of Xinjiang Medical University. The former Xinjiang Medical College was formulated and listed by Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai as one of the 156 key projects aided by the former Soviet Union during the First Five-year Plan period and recruitment started in 1956.[7]


Old version of Seal

The seal of Xinjiang Medical University created in 1956; has a very important role in the administration and student related office works. It is used to certify official paper work issued by the university staff. The usage of this seal is overseen by the administration of the university and guarded by the constitution of the university.

Structure and composition

Presently, XMU has eighteen colleges, five affiliated teaching hospitals, three post-doctorate training centres, four doctorate training centres, 48 master degree training centres of secondary disciplines, five autonomous region special subjects, one provincial level laboratory, two autonomous regional laboratories and eight autonomous regional research centres. XMU is accredited to give Doctor of Medicine doctorate degree (MD) after a seven year course of study.[2]

There are total of eighteen colleges in the university, with five of them being under the direct control of the university and three are under non-clinical and affiliated hospitals' administration.


Students with Anatomy Professor Zhang Feng Lan

Of the existing school's faculty there are 1520 full-time teachers and teachers in clinical; of which there are 119 professors, 500 associate professors, 63 doctor advisors, 425 Shuodao, the State Council's provided 52 subject experts, fourteen provincial experts and the Ministry of Health's provided two experts. President is siab and vice is zainny.


The campus has a number of buildings from the late Russian era in Xinjiang. The university campus has been fully updated and modernized with a library, canteens, hospitals and training centres. There are experimental laboratories with up-to-date bio-information collecting and processing systems, models and so forth.



Until 1995 the library contained more than 408,000 books; due to rapid development in the field of student recruitment the university built a new modernized building containing more facilities. The modernized library covers 16000 m2 which currently, has over 1.07 million books, 1,300 different periodicals and journals in Chinese and other languages. Six different kinds of book-databases have been introduced and the database is also connected with Partners Harvard Medical International's library database.[8] The library currently contains seating for 2500 readers in the readers area and more than 350 seats in the electronic library access area.

Floor Distribution
First Floor Main readers area with a seating of more than 400 readers; anti-theft computed system entry; electronic LCDs; main student's borrowing and lending counter.
Second Floor Foreign languages department
Third Floor Newspapers, journals, western medicine, Chinese medicine, social sciences
Fourth Floor Foreign languages reference books, Chinese and western literature
Fifth Floor Online books database control room, Harvard University Medical e-library Center
Sixth Floor Office of the Librarian and conference room

Every floor has a central area of reading for daily readers; fifth and sixth floor have a dedicated area for the doctoral students writing their thesis.

International Education College

2nd batch of International Education College

The International Education College of the Xinjiang Medical University (Chinese: 新疆医科大学国际教育学院) is working under the banner of Xinjiang Medical University recruiting medical students since 2001. More than 500 students are studying in the college with a faculty of over 400. The college is allowed to admit 150 students in the 2008/09 session [9]. After being called by the federal government for increment in standards for living and studying, the university was disallowed to take any further students; which was then settled and now the university is allowed to take 150 stuednts for the year 2009/2010 [10].[11]
    As of January, 2009 China announced the scholarship scheme under which fully funded scholarships are being awarded to students having good marks in Faculty of Sciences (FSc) Pre-Medical degree. The students have to study clinical medicine in Chinese for 6 years and it is compulsory for the scholarship holders to pass HSK band 3 or above within one year of getting admission to continue their further studies.

Subject arrangement

In the first two years, we have to study the basic theoretical subjects such as, anatomy, physiology, histology, embryology, biochemistry, organic & inorganic chemistry to name a few. From third year and onward clinical subjects are the main line of study i.e. gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, E.N.T., neurology, dermatology, psychiatry etc.

College administration

College is headed by Dean of International Education, Hyriti Mijiti; being supervised by the party committee members Wu and Zhang. Currently it has a staff of sixteen persons. Including seven deans of classes, two persons in college student administration section, 1 for the hostel accommodation in charge & three for maintaining international & national collaboration.

Hostel and accommodation

A side view of a standard hostel dormitory

Hostel facility is provided by the International Education College at a standard rate of 4500 RMB/year for one student sharing room with another. Rooms are well furnished and good in condition; TV cable, water facility, electricity facility is provided by the University.And very good environment

Affiliations and accreditations

Country Affiliated Institutions & Governmental Departments (Year affiliated)
Pakistan Pakistan Medical and Dental Council [12][13]

Dow University of Health Sciences(2005)[14]
Khyber Medical College
Quaid-e-Azam Medical College
Ayub Medical College
Frontier Medical College

People's Republic of China. Ministry of Health

Ministry of Education (1998)

India Medical Council of India[5]
United States University of Washington
Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research

Harvard Medical International (2004)[15]

France Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University (2007)

French Comte University

England University of Birmingham
Russia Saint Petersburg State University
Japan Nihon University

Nagasaki University
Asahikawa Medical College

International World Health Organization


Since 1998, XMU has won 58 provincial and ministerial level scientific research awards.[16] It is enlisted in the top colleges and universities undergoing scientific research projects in the Autonomous Region and it is the only institution in China to win the "Chinese Medical Academic Award" four times in consecutive years.[16] XMU topped the universities which were being observed by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.


  1. Ranked C+ by The Chinese University Evaluation Department, People's Republic of China [17]
  2. 1st among Medical Universities in Xinjiang, People's Republic of China [18]
  3. 236th in China having a score of 20.00[19]
  4. 312nd place in 2009 Web Popularity Ranking[20]
  5. 1061st place; ranking done by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.[21]

See also


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  2. ^ a b "Xinjiang Medical University". 16 November 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-07.  
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  7. ^ "Xinjiang Medical University". 16 November 2006. Retrieved 2008-06-14.  
  8. ^ "Xinjiang Medical University". 16 November 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-07.  
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  15. ^ "Our partners - Xinjiang Medical University". Partners Harvard Medical International. Retrieved 2008-11-07.  
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  19. ^ "Chinese University Rankings 2008" (in Chinese). Chinese University Rankings. Retrieved 2008-11-07.  
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