June 30, 2017

Guangzhou Medical University

Guangzhou Medical University


Guangzhou Medical University (GMU),formerly known as Guangzhou Medical College, founded in 1958,is a medical institution which offers a full range of programmes at undergraduate and graduate levels. GMU has two main campuses. The Yuexiu campus is located in the downtown centre of Guangzhou City, near Liuhua Lake Park and Yuexiu Mountain. The Panyu Campus, is a new 247 acre campus, situated in Panyu District of Guangzhou City near Pearl River, an ideal place for learning and research.

GMU boasts 16 schools: School of Basic Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Management, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, Graduate School, School of International Education, School of Dentistry, Kingmed College of Laboratory Medicine, The School of General Practice and Continuing Education, Health Vocational and Technical College, The First Clinical School, Nanshan School, The Second Clinical School, The Third Clinical School, The Fourth Clinical School.

GMU has 8 directly affiliated hospitals and 10 non-directly affiliated hospitals, which specialise in respiratory diseases, neuropathy, cardiovascular diseases, gynecology and obstetrics, cancer, dental care, rehabilitation, minimally invasive surgery, primary care,etc..

Furthermore, GMU boasts 20 research institutes(centres), namely, Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Diseases, The Sino-French Hoffmann Institute ,Guangzhou Institute of Snake Venom, Institute of Neuroscience, Institute for Chemical Carcinogenesis, Cancer Research Institute, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine, Guangzhou Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Guangzhou Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Guangzhou Institute of Orthopedics, Urology’


Institute and Institute of Higher Education. In particular, The Sino-French Hoffmann Institute is a joint project with the 2011 Nobel Laureate Jules Hoffmann. The State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases of GMU is the only state key respiratory lab in China.

The clinical medicine discipline of GMU is ranked top 1% in the world for ESI rankings (Essential Science Indicators).GMU boasts 1 state key discipline and 9 state key clinical specialties and considerable provincial disciplines and specialties. Among them, respiratory medicine ranks first place and ranks 5th for thoracic surgery in China.

GMU places great emphasis on attracting talented faculty from home and abroad to develop the University. GMU boasts a strong faculty led by Prof. Zhong Nanshan, a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering. The faculty is comprised of 94 supervisors for PhD candidates, 774 supervisors for master students.

GMU attaches importance to training professionals with innovation and hands-on skills. The University aspires to provide quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. GMU offers 19 full-time undergraduate programmes: Clinical Medicine, Medical Laboratory, Medical Imaging, Nursing, Anesthesiology, Dentistry, Clinical medicine of integrated TCM and Western Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Sciences, Health Administration, Biomedical Engineering, Applied Psychology, Biotechnology, Law, Marketing, Statistics, Information Management& Information System, Food Quality and Safety.

In addition to its quality undergraduate programmes, GMU offers excellent M.Sc. programmes and Ph.D programmes. GMU also hosts a postdoctoral research station for clinical medicine. GMU started recruiting international students for the MBBS programme (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) in English in 2010. Today, we have enrolled over 130 international students from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Tanzania, Comoros,Cameroon, Sudan,UK ,Kyrgyz Republic, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Bangladesh. GMU is home to 12,057 full-time students and 21,760 part-time students.

As a university with global vision, GMU has carried out extensive collaborations in research, teaching, and training with renowned universities such as University of Edinburgh, University of Strasbourg, University of Birmingham, University of Wolverhampton, University of Toronto, California State University Northridge, University of South Carolina, Harvard Medical School, San Francisco State University, Arkansas State University, Columbia University, Maryland University, Johns Hopkins University, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Taiwan University, Chung Shan Medical University, I-Shou University, Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, City University of Macau, University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and Massey University. A substantial number of experts from prestigious universities abroad are engaged with the University as adjunct professors, distinguished professors and visiting professors.

For more than half a century, Guangzhou Medical University has undertaken substantial progress in medical education, research and health care. In the future, GMU will continue to uphold their three principles—“Quality discipline, Talent management, Synergy of affiliated hospitals”. GMU is committed to making greater efforts in education, scientific research, health care and cultural legacy innovation for the future of China and the world.