Back in the 1930s, the Institute of Donglu began specializing in the medical subjects and that was the start of the teaching medicine in Kunming Medical University(昆明医科大学). Having done steady progress and developed its curriculum, it opened the first medical college in 1935, which was associated with the Institute of Yun’an that was the ancestor of the Donglu institute.
Eventually, coming to 1955, the college came out a separate and self-controlled educational department and became well-known as the Kunming Institute of Medicine. No further, China’s national educational Committee enlisted it as the leading and fast-growing institute in 1975. The university title was not given to it until 2010, and after that, it started to be called Kunming medical university. To date, this university appears to be the biggest educational organization that is specializing in medicine in the whole region of Yun’an.
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Kunming Medical University recruits 80-120 students for scholarships every year. Scholarships for Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Degree as well as for language courses are provided.
Area, personnel, and departments
Occupying an area of over 12,000-meter square, Kunming medical university is situated in the downtown of Yunnan, Kunming. And it is also a big employer as having more than 5,000 teaching and supervising employees, including 1,200 expert doctorate degree professors. The educating personnel is giving lectures, helping out and honing the students’ knowledge about the subjects on their program. In the accommodations of the university, there are about 16,000 students living and studying today.
Giving a good example of controlling and administrating colleges and educational departments, Kunming medical university owns 14 colleges in which educating with 17 courses for undergraduates and 35 for grads and one provincial top key program for doctorates. In addition to those, this university possesses 6 R&D centers, 10 associated clinics, and 8 experiment clinics, 40 internship clinics associated and situated in the near-cities, and 3 laboratories and last but not least, 5 intern organizations and factories of pharmacy. This internship and educating departments altogether creates the desired atmosphere to study and practice.
As the libraries play a separate and huge role in the students’ day-to-day life, it is not mentioned in the department’s section of Kunming medical university. In this paragraph, we will talk about the libraries of the university, which is very popular with its books’ number and quality. Furthermore, that place is known as the province’s top-class various Literature sharer center and plus has a great prestige to provide with resources in medicine and academical subjects and an absolutely critical educational part of China. Today in total, they have over 120,000 books, different periodicals as well as self-published journals.
Overseas students and teachers
For over 30 years, Kunming medical university has constantly accepting overseas students from more than 40 countries. Moreover, Bringing and sending teachers to abroad is another equally developing and focusing field for it. It’s reached fantastic results so far in both of them. Setting up partnerships with over 110 colleges and universities in developed countries like the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Vietnam, Switzerland, Korea, Spain, Germany, and Japan can be a good illustration of that. With local scholarships per head, it is taking 50 foreign professors to share their experiences here each year.