Ningxia Medical University

Why Study Medicine at Ningxia Medical University, China

Brief Introduction

Ningxia Medical University, with the previous name as Ningxia Medical College, was founded in the year of 1958. In 2008,with the approval of the Ministry of Education, it was promoted to a comprehensive medical university. Being the unique higher learning medical institution in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Ningxia Medical University is located in Yinchuan, the capital city referred to as A pearl beyond the Great Wall in the Northwest. In its over 50 years development, the university has seen its tremendous progress and enforcement in specialty development, infrastructure, teaching staff, teaching and research level etc. Nowadays it has become a higher learning medical institution with coordinated development in its scale, construction, quality and efficiency, and is quite influential and popular among the same-leveled higher learning medical schools. 
(1). History
In September 1958, Ningxia Medical University was founded. In October 1962, the former Ningxia Medical College, Ningxia Agricultural College and Ningxia Normal College were incorporated into Ningxia University, and Ningxia Medical College was renamed as School of Medicine of Ningxia University. In May 1972, Shanghai Railway Medical College moved to Yinchuan, and combined with School of Medicine of Ningxia University to rebuild Ningxia Medical College. In March 1980, Ningxia Medical College was approved for recruiting 1200 students by the State Council, including postgraduate, undergraduate, advanced students and premed students. Ningxia Medical College began to recruit postgraduate for the first time. In November 2002, Ningxia Medical College, Ningxia Health School and Ningxia Nursing School were incorporated into new Ningxia Medical College. In October 2006, the college passed the undergraduate teaching proficiency assessment of Ministry of Education. In September 2007, the new campus was put into use.
In September 2008, the college was renamed as Ningxia Medical University on the fiftieth anniversary. In February 2012, Ningxia Medical University was approved for construction of Doctorial Degree Conferring Unit In April 2010; the university was awarded the honorary title of the first 50 national typical universities with graduate employment experience. In March 2011, Ministry of Education approved that Shandong University and Ningxia Medical University were brought into the project of counterpart support to western institutions of higher learning. Shandong University has established counterpart assistance relationship with our university. In December 2011, the university won the title of National Civilized Unit. In July 2012, the university won the title of national advanced basic-level Party organization for the best performance.
(2). Discipline Construction
As a comprehensive medical school, Ningxia Medical University covers the majors of Western Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pharmacy and other medical specialties; and has 3 levels of teaching programs for the postgraduates, undergraduates and three-year training students. The university consists of 17 secondary schools, 10 teaching & scientific research assistant departments, 10 affiliated hospitals, 12 teaching hospitals, and over 90 training hospitals & field practice bases as well. The university offers 17 undergraduate majors and 8 first-level disciplines conferring the Master’s Degree. It can confer the Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree for medicine, science and management.
(3). Campus Overview
At present, Ningxia Medical University has 9376 full-time students, including 1256 post graduates and over 120 international students, with the teaching staffs and health care workers of about 5660 (including the General Hospital), among the teaching staffs, there are 735 full-time teachers, out of whom, there are 422 professors and associate professors.
With the total assets of 1.99 billion Yuan, the university owns two campuses, covering an area of nearly834, 000 m2and the construction area of 285,000 m2, and with the book collection of more than 831, 000 volumes in the library.
(4). Affiliated Hospitals
Ningxia Medical University consists of11 affiliated hospitals, 12 teaching hospitals, and over 90 training hospitals & field practice bases as well. The General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University is a comprehensive first-class tertiary hospital integrating the clinical treatment, education, scientific research, examination and training etc. in Ningxia. It is one of the national 500 largest hospitals, and the medical service of the hospital covers the nearby areas of Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, and Gansu province, etc.
(5). Significant Achievements
In recent five years, Ningxia Medical University has more than 1893 varied scientific research projects approved, with more than 120 million Yuan applied for total projects. It has gained great breakthroughs in major science and technology projects, like national “973” plan, science and technology support program, new medicine development, etc. There are 219 National Natural Science Foundation projects approved from 2008 till now, and 10 National Social Science Foundation projects approved within three years from scratch. It has also achieved 78 provincial science and technology progress prizes, published 385 SCI papers, and published 40 academic books.
Depending on the advantage of ethnic region, and strengthening the research and development of Hui Medicine, the university established School of Hui Medicine of Ningxia Medical University, Hui Medicine Research Institute, Affiliated Hospital of Hui Medicine & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ningxia Hui Medicine Modern Engineering & Technological Research Center, and Ningxia Hui Medicine Collaborative Innovation Center, and built the Chinese Cultural Museum of Hui Medicine. The education and research of Hui Medicine has become one of the unique features of the university.
The university has successively obtained many honors, such as national civilized unit, national advanced basic-level Party organization for the performance in the competition activity, national May 1st labor certificate, national May 4th red flag youth league committee, advanced unit for the construction of spiritual civilization in the autonomous region, the outstanding unit of Party's construction and college students’ ideological and political work in the autonomous region, the demonstration unit for constructing study Party organization, and the advanced unit of the national unity and progress in the autonomous region. The university is one of the first 50 national typical universities with graduate employment experience, and one of the practical skills training base for humanistic medicine of Chinese medical doctors in Ningxia.
Through more than half a century’s endeavor, Ningxia Medical University has become a quite influential and well-known higher learning medical institution with the coordinate developments in its scale, structure, quality and benefit of the nation. At present, the university tightly seizing the opportunity of the construction of western development and Ningxia inland open economic test area & Yinchuan comprehensive bonded zone, strengthens its connotation construction, highlights school-running characteristics, improves comprehensive strength, so as to make great efforts to realize its two first-class construction: first-class medical university in the west, and some fist-class disciplines of the nation, and strive for building itself into modern and high-leveled comprehensive medical university with western characters in China.
Communication and Cooperation
Ningxia Medical University has built up close links with comprehensive or medical colleges and universities of different countries.
International communication and cooperation as follows:
University of South Florida
Aalborg University
Dubai University
Birmingham City University
Bethune Oriental Medicine Center
University of Ferrara
Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota
University of Toyama
Shimane University
University of Canberra
 Australia National University
Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Alberta Health and Wellness, Canada
School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
School of Medicine, Yamagata University
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