Tongji University (TONGJI), founded in 1907 is directly under the MOE and listed as a key university in "211 Project" and "985 Project". It is honored as the cradle of scientists, entrepreneurs, medical experts and engineers, enjoying the reputation of "North Tsinghua, South Tongji".
Established as a medical school by a German doctor, Tongji University has developed into a leading comprehensive university and maintains close contact with Germany and European countries especially in medicine teaching and research. The university is situated in Shanghai, composed of 4 campuses occupying 635 acres and registers over 50,000 students, including 19,800 undergraduates and 3,000 international students.
With a history of over 100 years, medicine is the first discipline in Tongji University. Currently, the Medical School owns a college of basic medical science, a college of preventive medicine (to be constructed) and five affiliated hospitals. It also has the "WHO Prenatal Care Cooperation Center", 2 municipal key disciplines, 3 municipal key specialties, 2 clinical medicine centers, prenatal diagnosis center, premature care center and the tuberculosis (lung) key laboratory of Shanghai.
The school has a faculty of 157 teachers, among which 52 are professors or associate professors.
There are a total of 884 undergraduate students and 392 graduate students. The Medical School upholds the conception of "elite education" and "human-oriented education".
To strengthen the academic power and accelerate the international cooperation, in addition to the steady cooperative relationship with Germany, the Medical School also has entered partnership with University of Leipzig, University of Phillip-Marburg, and has reached agreement with Paris V, University of Ulm, University of Leipzig and University of Phillip-Marburg on student exchange. Presently, the undergraduate student exchange program is being carried out.
American Cardiology College (ACC) is also a major partner of the Medical School. In three consecutive years since 2004, ACC and the Medical School have co-organized three high-level cardiology workshops.
Tongji University began recruiting foreign students since the 1950s. It is one of the first universities that accept foreign students in China. Currently, the international students at Tongji are from over 100 countries and regions such as Thailand, Germany, North Korea, the U.S.A., Britain, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Yemen, Switzerland, South Korea, Denmark, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Bulgaria, Malaysia, Turkey, Italy, Vietnam, Pakistan, Brazil, Columbia, Netherlands, Mali, Mauritius and Mongolia etc.
The MBBS program in Tongji University will be open for international students in 2012 and it has been announced as the qualified university to offer MBBS program in English.
Tongji University is recognized by WHO and the graduates of MBBS program are eligible to take the Medical Licensing Examinations held by the medical councils in different countries such as MCI, PMDC, USMLE, HPCSA, SCHS etc.
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