TJU sets up medicine division for future development
2018-04-25 16:42:00

Tianjin University (TJU) established a division of medicine on April 14 to implement the Healthy China strategy and improve people's health standards.

Tianjin University's Division of Medicine is officially established on April 14th, 2018. [Photo/Tianjin University]

The new division combines advanced resources into a platform that integrates medicine, teaching and research.

The division is a multi-discipline, multi-level educational framework, including both educational organizations like the Institute of Foundational Medicine and clinical sites like affiliated hospitals and teaching hospitals.

The integration is aimed at strengthening local and national comprehensive reform of new medical development in the education, science and technology sectors.

"Technological development and demands of the country and the people call for innovation and reform of the medical training model and health care system," said Li Jiajun, Party committee secretary of the TJU.

"Tianjin University's Division of Medicine will improve the standard of Tianjin's medical education as well as its health care," he added.

Ming Dong, director of the Tianjin University Medicine Construction Office, reported the division construction from the four aspects of background, history, future plans and key responsibilities.

He said the division will move forward in innovative medical research, talent training, first-class university construction and healthy China provision by forming a "Medicine plus X" cross-discipline union with other schools and departments of the TJU.

Professor Gu Xiaosong, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, is appointed director of the Division of Medicine of Tianjin University. [Photo/Tianjin University]

Professor Gu Xiaosong, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, was appointed director of Tianjin University's Division of Medicine.

He said that this new division enables TJU to jump into a new era of medicine construction, and is in accordance with building a first-class university, top disciplines and promoting China's new medical development.

More than one hundred guests attended the founding ceremony, including local government officials, academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering and representatives from over 30 hospitals and research institutes.

TJU's efforts in medicine construction have lasted for almost a century. Liu Ruihen, founder of China's Trauma Medicine and China's modern public health affairs, graduated from here 100 years ago.

Source:China Daily Editor:Cassie