Founded in 1958, formerly Shandong College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is one of the provincial key universities and one of the seven TCM universities among the nearly 30 TCM higher-learning institutions in China.
The university is located in Jinan City. Its original site lies at the north foot of the beautiful Thousand-Buddha Mountain, covering an area of 146,666 square meters including a floor space of 157,000 square meters; the new site of the university is under construction, extending over an area of 11,148,666 square meters including a floor space of 480,000 square meters. The library owns a collection of over 825,300 volumes. It has set up a campus computer network with access to Internet.
With TCM disciplines as the maim body in tune with the development of the other disciplines, the university has formed a scientific academic structure. At present, the university has 13 schools and 2 departments; 2 state key specialties, 2 post-doctoral mobile stations, 15 doctoral specialties, 26 master’s specialties and 20 undergraduate specialties oriented at 36 disciplines.
The university boasts of a strong and qualified teaching faculty, with 59 tutors of doctoral students and 229 tutors of master students; 250 professors and 499 associate professors; and 4 honorary professors (academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science).
The university has formulated a scientific teaching system in clinical practicing. It has 2 affiliated hospitals, 7 unaffiliated hospitals and 97 teaching and practicing bases. Established in July,1955, The First Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is recognized as a state’s exemplary TCM hospital. Through 50-year development, it has become a modern comprehensive hospital, the top TCM hospital in Shandong Province, with emphasis on medical care, teaching, scientific research, prevention, health care and rehabilitation.