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Peking University Health Science Center

As the most prestigious comprehensive medical institution in China, Peking University Health Science Center (PKUHSC) developed out of National Medical School of Peking, the first national school of western medicine established by the Chinese government through its own efforts. Since its inception in 1912, PKUHSC has cultivated a large number of high-level medical and health talents for the country, and has made outstanding contributions to improving the health of the Chinese people.

PKUHSC offers a full range of courses for its undergraduate programs, namely: basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, stomatology, preventive medicine, pharmaceutics, nursing, laboratory diagnosis, laboratory experiment and biomedical English and stomatology experiment technology. Postgraduate education at PKUHSC has a history of over 70 years. Currently, PKUHSC offers 67 academic doctoral programs, 17 professional doctoral programs, 71 academic Master’s programs, and 23 professional Master’s programs.

PKUHSC has five on-campus academic schools: School of Basic Medical Sciences, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and School of Foundational Education. PKUHSC now has an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate students, 4 897 graduate students, and 410 international students. PKUHSC has 1 state key laboratory, 1 National Engineering Laboratory, three National Clinical Research Centers, 2 National International Joint Research Centers, 41 ministry/Beijing Municipal city key laboratories, 2 Ministry Engineering Research Centers, 4 Key Laboratories of State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 23 research institutes, and 60 research centers.

At present, PKUHSC has 10 affiliated hospitals: Peking University First Hospital, Peking University Second Hospital, Peking University Third Hospital, Peking University Stomatology Hospital, Peking University Sixth Hospital (Institute of Mental Health), Peking University Cancer Hospital, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Peking University Shougang Hospital, Peking University International Hospital and Peking University Binhai Hospital. PKUHSC also has 14 teaching hospitals in Beijing.

Since its merging with PKU, PKUHSC has been devoted to pursuing deeper integration between the two campuses. Now it endeavors to break the campus fence by implementing the concept of “Peking University Medicine”, and thus contributes to the building of a greater PKU by encouraging resource consolidation and sharing, and fostering transdisciplinary collaboration, and co-creation between medicine and disciplines like engineering, natural sciences and social sciences

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Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)  |  Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China  |  Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission