Tianjin Medical University (TMU), founded in 1951, was the first medical university after the foundation of P. R. of China. It is one of the first universities to get the recognition of WHO and one of the 74 universities to acquire the approval by the Ministry of Education to accept overseas students.
TMU is also one of the 97 universities which are emphatically constructed by the National “211 Project”. TMU began to accept foreign students from 1960s. Nowadays, the University has over 1430 foreign students from 64 countries. The International School (IMS) of TMU is in charge of the recruitment, education and management of foreign students. Based on qualified teachers and favorable teaching facilities, the medical courses taught in English have been continued for nearly 20 years and welcome by the students coming from countries using English as official language. Some diplomats, presidents of medical council and reporters have visited TMU many times and speak highly of the environment and education of foreign students at our university.
Tianjin Medical University covers an area of 400,000 square meter; the total floor space of construction is 358,900 square meter. 7493 people are working here, including 5,946 specialists with 1,092 having associated-senior title. 8515 full-time students are studying here, including 347 doctorates, 1593 postgraduates, 5127 undergraduates, 494 training students and 1260 international students. Currently, it offers 3 mobile post-doctoral stations, 44 authorized doctoral programs, 61 authorized master programs with 158 doctoral supervisors and over 500 master supervisors.
Tianjin Medical University is always dedicating to the integration of different science and has built the comprehensive medicine educational system. Today the program's academic-year for students includes the seven-year, five-year, four-year and three-year. In national and municipal level, the Tianjin Medical University is the state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment facility. The Tianjin Medical University is in possession of 7 University hospitals, 3 affiliated hospitals and 30 academic hospitals with near 5000 beds for students' practice.