Founded in 1965, Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine upholds the mottos of “Great Virtue and Firm Determination, Diligent Learning and Arduous Practice”, and follows the educational philosophy of “Development First, Quality Foremost, Innovation as Source, and Training Talents”. Taking training high-end TCM talents as its duty，the university serves the development of traditional Chinese medicine, the ethnic medicine cause and industry, and national and regional economic-social development, and supports the country’s battle against poverty and the endeavor to finish building a moderately prosperous society in all respects. The university develops with its own characteristics, and has become a TCM university that focuses on traditional Chinese medicine, embraces multiple disciplines, covers different educational stages, and integrates education with scientific research and medical treatment. It began its postgraduate education in 1978 and was officially allowed to grant master’s degree in 1981, becoming one of the first universities to be approved by the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council to award master’s degree.
Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine was approved to be a provincial key university in Guizhou in 2004, and was accredited to be an “Excellent” University in undergraduate teaching evaluation in 2007. In 2016, it became a university jointly built by the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Guizhou Provincial People’s Government and was awarded the title of “Civilized Campus” in Guizhou since the university passed the undergraduate teaching evaluation of the Ministry of Education and was granted the professional certification of traditional Chinese medicine and pharmacy. In November 2018, the original “Guiyang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine” was renamed “Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine” by the Ministry of Education.
The university is located in Guiyang, a picturesque and forest city with a pleasant climate. It has two campuses in Huaxi and Jiaxiu, with 15,251 students for bachelor’s degree or above, including 1055 postgraduate students. There are 15 schools and departments in the university, including School of Basic Medical Science, School of pharmacy, First Clinical Medical College, Second Clinical Medical College, School of Acupuncture – Moxibustion and Orthopaedics-Traumatology, School of Nursing, School of Humanities and Management, School of Physical Education and Health, School of Information Engineering (the modern information technology education center), School of Miao Medicine, and School of Health Care of Traditional Chinese Medicine; 10 research institutions for traditional Chinese medicine and ethnic medicine; and 2 affiliated Grade III Level A hospitals, the first affiliated hospital being Guizhou Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the second Guizhou Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine.
The school has a faculty of 1010, with almost 600 gaining senior professional titles, nearly 80% obtaining master's degree or above, and 36 being doctoral supervisors (part-time). There is 1 Great TCM Master and 4 “National Famous TCM practitioners”; there are 5 Great TCM Master’s workshops (stations), 3 national famous TCM practitioners workshops, 20 national well-known TCM expert’s workshops, 1 Guizhou provincial ethnic and folk TCM practitioners workshop, and 15 provincial talent training bases and talent teams.
The school offers 23 undergraduate majors, covering six disciplines including medicine, science, engineering, management, law, and education; 27 master’s degree programs.
There is 1 national experimental teaching demonstration center, 1 national excellent TCM talents reform pilot project, 1 national professional comprehensive reform pilot project, 1 national education base for university students’ extra-curriculum practice, and 3 state-level excellent courses, 4 state-level featured programs.
In the past five years, the school has won 32 scientific research awards at the provincial and ministerial level or above; it has undertaken 1668 scientific research projects, including 132 national-level projects. The number of projects set up by the university ranks the top 10 among national TCM universities and scientific research institutions for two consecutive years in 2017 and 2018.
The university, with its open mind, actively carries out exchanges and cooperation at home and abroad to serve the country’s the Belt and the Road Initiative. Eligible to enroll foreign students, the school has implemented academic education, short-term training and student exchange programs; it has exchanged ideas and cooperated with universities and research institutions in the UK, France, Germany, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and launched China-South Korea joint free clinics; programs including the International Joint Laboratory of the Ministry of Education, the Overseas Practice Base, and the Sino-German base for Cardiac Rehab Care have been successfully carried out; the China-ASEAN Academic Forum on Traditional Medicine and Ethnic Medicine has been held continuously, improving the international influence of the school.