Ningxia Medical University, founded in 1958 and previously named as Ningxia Medical College, is the unique higher learning medical institution of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. It is located in Yinchuan, the capital city referred to as “South Beauty beyond the Great Wall” in the northwest.
With the total assets of about 1.1 billion Yuan, the university covers an area of nearly 833,000 square meter. It consists of 17 teaching institutions, 10 teaching assistant departments, 4 scientific research institutions, 11 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.
The university has one double-hired academician, over 5660 teaching staffs and health care workers, which include 735 full-time teachers, out of whom, there are 422 professors and associate professors; 52.24% have the Master’s Degree and 30.48% have the Doctor’s Degree.
At present, there are over 26,000 students in the university, including 9376 full-time students, 1256 postgraduates and 122 international students. The university forms professional discipline system with local characteristics, which focuses on medical disciplines, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine coexisting, and multi-discipline coordinated development.
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It has built Ningxia human placenta stem cell bank, biological chip Beijing national engineering research center, Ningxia branch center, Ningxia Neuromedicine transformation center, Ningxia medical science academician working station, Ningxia Liupan Mountain medicinal plant resources’ development and utilization academician working station, Ningxia medical postdoctoral scientific research working station, and Ningxia digestive disease institute, etc.
In recent five years, the 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.
Ningxia Medical University has been actively conducting international exchange and cooperation programs. So far it has established academic and friendly collaborative relationships with many scientific research institutions and universities both at home and abroad, such as University of South Florida of America, Sanford Medical School of South Dakota University of America, Shimane University of Japan, Australian National University, Italian University of Ferrara; Peking University, Fudan University, Shandong University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Capital Medical University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Xiamen University, etc. Being approved by Ministry of Education in 2011, Shandong University has established counterpart assistance relationship with our 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.
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